Aer Lingus drops transatlantic routes

12 Jun 2009 by Mark Caswell

Irish carrier Aer Lingus is cutting several long-haul transatlantic routes from its schedule for the winter season.

The airline has officially announced that its routes from Dublin to San Francisco and Washington will cease on October 25, and its flights between Shannon and Boston will be reduced from seven to four per week.

There have also been reports in the Irish press that the carrier will announce it is to drop routes from Shannon to both New York and Chicago this winter, although this has yet to be confirmed. It is also unclear whether Aer Lingus plans to reinstate these flights after the winter season.

Aer Lingus recently set up a short-haul base at Gatwick airport (see online news December 19), going head-to-head with Easyjet on several routes.

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Report by Mark Caswell

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