New Post-US Pre-clearance Lounge at Dublin Airport

51st & Green Lounge

We’re delighted to welcome the opening of Dublin Airport’s new lounge, “51st & Green”, which is now available to all of our Business Class guests and Elite and Prestige Gold Circle card holders.

Previously, transatlantic guests have enjoyed the Aer Lingus Gold Circle lounge located in T2 Departures area. They can now continue their lounge experience in 51st & Green after pre-clearing US Customs and Immigration.

51st and Green

Having recently received a 4-Star rating for our quality and service from Skytrax, we have become the only 4-Star airline connecting Ireland to North America. The new post-US Preclearance lounge at Dublin airport adds to this world-class guest experience.

As Dublin is now Europe’s fifth-largest transatlantic gateway, the new 51st & Green lounge couldn’t be more timely. Aer Lingus is the fastest growing airline on the Europe to North America corridor for the past five years and we have made significant investments in order to achieve this growth. We recently added two new Airbus A330 aircraft and an additional Boeing 757 to our transatlantic fleet. We have also redeveloped our Business Class offering on transatlantic flights and will be delighted to offer Aer Lingus guests access to the new lounge at Dublin airport as part of this.

2016 sees our largest ever transatlantic expansion take place. By the end of summer we will operate three new direct services from Dublin to North America: Los Angeles launched in May, and Newark and Hartford, Connecticut will shortly begin in September. In 2016 our transatlantic capacity exceeds 2 million seats for the first time ever.

The U.S Customs and Border Protection Pre-clearance facility is hugely popular among Aer Lingus guests. Travelling to the U.S via Ireland, our guests are seen as domestic arriving passengers which enables a speedy exit on arrival from long haul flights and avoids often lengthy arrivals processing queues. The addition of the new post US pre-clearance lounge at Dublin airport is an excellent enhancement of this service.