Aer Lingus has announced plans to serve Denver International airport from next year.

The new Dublin-Denver service will operate four-times-weekly from 17 May, 2024.

In terms of nonstop flights between the UK / Ireland and Denver, the Aer Lingus route will compete with British Airways and United, both of which fly from London Heathrow.

In addition the carrier is set to relaunch its Dublin- Minneapolis-St Paul service from 29 April, 2024.

Aer Lingus originally commenced flights to the US city in summer 2019, but these were suspended with the onset of Covid-19.

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The reinstated route will initially operate four-times-weekly before increasing to daily from October next year, and will be served by the airline’s A321 XLR aircraft from winter next year.

The new and resumed routes will bring Aer Lingus’ North American network to 18 routes. The carrier launched flights to Cleveland in May this year, and also resumed flights to Hartford earlier this year.

Commenting on the news Aer Lingus’ chief executive Lynne Embleton, said:

“With Dublin’s geographic position as the gateway to Europe, pre-clearance facilities at the airport and the strong, long established Irish American ties, Aer Lingus is ideally placed to connect people and places across the Atlantic.”

“Denver and Minneapolis-St Paul are significant business destinations within the US and the new Aer Lingus routes facilitate corporate links and connectivity between Europe and North America, through our Dublin Hub.

“Denver’s position as the ‘Gateway to the Rockies’ and its outdoor appeal, from world class skiing to hiking, opens up a whole new US experience to leisure travellers from Ireland and Europe.”

“This summer has been our biggest yet, with 2.25 million seats to North America and the successful addition of Cleveland, Ohio to our network. We are confident in our growth strategy and look forward to welcoming customers onboard these two new routes next year.’’

For our recent feature looking at new developments in Denver, see:

Denver: Head for heights