Aer Lingus has announced plans to resume flights to Hartford, Connecticut for summer 2023.

The Irish carrier first launched flights between Dublin and Bradley International airport (located between Hartford and Springfield) in September 2016, but the route was suspended in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

A daily service will resume on March 26, 2023, and initially run until the end of October next year.

Flights will be operated by Aer Lingus’ A321 LR aircraft, with fares starting from £229 each way.

The new follows the carrier’s recent announcement of a new route between Dublin and Cleveland for summer 2023, and marks the airline’s 16th transatlantic route from Ireland.

Aer Lingus to launch Dublin-Cleveland route

Aer Lingus said that UK customers would be able to fly to connect from 11 UK airports to Hartford via Dublin.

Kevin A Dillon, Connecticut Airport Authority executive director, said that the resumption of the Aer Lingus route “has been a major priority in our recovery strategy”, while Lynne Embleton, Aer Lingus chief executive, commented:

“We are opening up key cities and regions in the United States to Irish, UK and European customers, by adding new transatlantic routes to the Aer Lingus schedule.

“Daily flights to Hartford will bring travellers into the centre of Connecticut, home to global businesses, Yale University and renowned tourist attractions.

‘’Aer Lingus is forging ahead with its North American expansion plans, growing the number of transatlantic routes from its Dublin hub.

“The restart of the daily flight into Bradley International Airport, is the only direct service to Europe, reflecting Aer Lingus’ ability to connect UK and European customers with North America.”