Aer Lingus inaugurated a new service from Washington D.C. to Dublin (EI 118). An Airbus A330-200, named St. Mella, took off on May 1st from Washington Dulles airport at 5:20 pm.
Aer Lingus will operate four flights per week from Washington D.C. to Dublin as part of its transatlantic growth plan in 2015. This is the airline’s seventh North American transatlantic gateway.
In a further boost to its growing long haul business, the airline is also increasing capacity on other Aer Lingus transatlantic routes for summer 2015, including:
– a daily flight from San Francisco to Dublin, up from five weekly currently
– the introduction of a third daily flight from New York to Dublin from June through August, departing at the early time of 12 noon and returning from Dublin at 7:50 am daily
– an increase in frequency on the Orlando to Dublin route from three to four flights per week, from 1 May 2015
– a 20% increase in capacity on the Boston Shannon route for twelve weeks in the peak summer period, June through August
customers can choose from over 70 onward connections across the U.K. and Continental Europe.
Services available to customers on transatlantic flights include pre-clearance U.S. immigration and customs at Dublin and Shannon airports, connections to onward destinations across Europe, hi-speed internet access, an extensive in-flight entertainment selection, gourmet meals including premium economy options and award winning cabin service.