Irish carrier Aer Lingus is to operate a total of six flights per day during the winter season, increasing competition with low-cost rival Ryanair on the route.
Aer Lingus offered four daily flights between Gatwick and Dublin last winter, and currently flies five-times-daily.
From October 30 a new 1750 departure will be added from Gatwick, along with a 1950 departure from Dublin. A new 1255 departure from Gatwick has also been scheduled to “bridge the gap between the existing 1050 and 1450 flights”. The full schedule for the winter season can be seen below.
Aer Lingus says the move means it will offer more frequency on the Gatwick-Dublin route “than any other airline”, referring specifically to Ryanair which also operates routes between the two airports.
Aer Lingus also flies between London Heathrow and Dublin, while Ryanair offers additional services from Luton and Stansted. Bmi flies to the Irish capital from Heathrow, while Cityjet operates from London City.
For more information visit aerlingus.com.
Report by Mark Caswell
Aer Lingus schedule between Gatwick and Dublin from October 30:
Dublin to Gatwick
- EI230 departs 0640 arrives 0810
- EI232 departs 0850 arrives 1010
- EI236 departs 1250 arrives 1410
- EI244 departs 1650 arrives 1810
- EI246 departs 1950 arrives 2110
- EI248 departs 2050 arrives 2210
Gatwick to Dublin
- EI231 departs 0650 arrives 0810
- EI235 departs 1050 arrives 1210
- EI237 departs 1255 arrives 1415
- EI243 departs 1450 arrives 1610
- EI245 departs 1750 arrives 1910
- EI247 departs 1850 arrives 2010