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Announcing Three New Ways to the USA for 2016
by Aer Lingus on October 21st, 2015

​Today we're announcing a major expansion of our transatlantic route offering for 2016 with three new routes from Dublin to North America. In addition to our nine existing routes to the USA and Canada, we will introduce three new routes next year: to Los Angeles, CA., Newark, NJ., and Hartford, CT.
Beginning in May 2016 we will commence a year round direct service between Dublin and Los Angeles, with five services per week being operated by Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft. Direct daily year round flights will start in early September from Dublin to Newark in New Jersey, operated by an A330 wide-body aircraft. A third new route will commence in late September with a daily service from Dublin to Hartford, Connecticut, operated by a B757-200 aircraft.

This is the single largest expansion of our transatlantic network since we commenced transatlantic flying in 1958.

The growth initiative will create more than 200 new, high quality Aer Lingus jobs for pilots, cabin crew and ground services staff.

Our total long haul seat capacity will grow by more than 17% in 2016, representing the fourth consecutive year of more than double-digit long haul growth. 
     
The growth plan underpins our successful strategy of expanding our Dublin Airport base into a major European transatlantic gateway. The convenience of U.S Customs and Border Protection services at Dublin has enhanced the continued growth of our Dublin operation as a connecting gateway.

The new routes will not only connect Ireland with Los Angeles, Newark, and Hartford but will also connect a range of UK and European cities.  Customers in Paris, London, Amsterdam, Rome, Manchester, Edinburgh and many other European cities will be able to choose Aer Lingus to bring them to these new U.S. destinations.  

In summer 2016 Aer Lingus will operate 28 daily services across the Atlantic offering value to business and leisure customers in an increased number of markets across Europe and North America.

Within weeks of the completion of the IAG transaction, Aer Lingus is delivering on its commitment to grow Ireland’s connectivity and to create high quality jobs. 
 
Flights between Dublin and Los Angeles, and Dublin and Newark go on sale today on aerlingus.com with great each way fares, including taxes and charges. Flights between Dublin and Hartford go on sale on aerlingus.com on 3rd November 2015. 


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18 Comments

Clive - October 21st, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Hi there,
Booked flights through my travel agent last January from dub-NYC with EI departing in 2 weeks from now. Tried to bid for upgrade but told can't do it due to "The System...." ???
Please help! I've money to give you!
Eoin - October 21st, 2015 at 1:52 PM
I'd the same problem last month - you'll need to call them to get this sorted.
John Smith - December 3rd, 2015 at 4:20 PM
The "Bid for the upgrsde" is only applicable if you book the flights directly on aerlingus.com
Liz - October 21st, 2015 at 12:44 PM
Are there direct flights Dublin - Newark?
When I try booking it has stop over in Boston
Philip - October 22nd, 2015 at 10:20 AM
United does direct
Pat - October 21st, 2015 at 3:11 PM
It's possibly Dublinto Boston and connection with jet blue to Newark
Pedro - October 21st, 2015 at 10:04 PM
Still it will be not allowed to check in a computer! Did you change the incompetent staff in Dublin airport?
Chris - November 25th, 2015 at 6:02 PM
Thrilled for new routes. Wish you would look direct flights to Canada, we only have one direct choice- Toronto. Maybe Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal or Halifax?
Anits - December 22nd, 2015 at 10:55 AM
Looking to fly to San Francisco in march should I book tickets now or wait on Jan sale? Anyone
Robert - January 5th, 2016 at 6:12 AM
Would love flights to Vancouver!
susie - January 22nd, 2016 at 1:53 PM
What about direct flights to seattle

Dan - January 25th, 2016 at 3:07 PM
Vancouver please!!
J - March 19th, 2016 at 6:52 AM
757 service to Cleveland! Tons of connecting possibilities for the 3 million greater Cleveland area!
K - April 4th, 2016 at 3:49 AM
Flights to YYC - Calgary, please!
Niall - April 9th, 2016 at 11:20 AM
Any thoughts in a Texas or Austin flight! There's an Iriah consulate here now and lots of Irish companies doing business in this tech capital!
John Sanzo - May 21st, 2016 at 5:52 PM
We logged on and booked two business class seats from Hartford to Milan. By the time we finished inputting data, the price changed from $4300 for two seats to $9500 for two seats. This was while we were online.

Why trust this airline? Set a price, agree on a price, but don't jerk people around.

Never will fly them.
Geoffrey - May 28th, 2016 at 10:55 PM
I would love it if we could have non stop service from. Phoenix to Dublin that would be great
Kim Nicholson - June 10th, 2016 at 12:24 AM
Hi, I'd like to book a flight to Honolulu with stop-over in San Francisco for 2 nights. How can I allow the 2 days? I tried using the Multicity option without look. Thank you
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