Record numbers jet off this June bank holiday

We’ll carry over 212,000 guests to and from Ireland this long weekend.

The arrival of the June Bank Holiday marks the real start of summer. As schools draw to a close, the summer holiday season is really hotting up. As Ireland’s only 4 Star airline, we’ll operate our biggest-ever summer schedule this year, flying more than 100 routes between Ireland and the UK and Europe, as well as 15 direct routes to North America.

Aer Lingus A330

2018 Summer Highlights:

  • Two new transatlantic services – Dublin-Philadelphia launched in March and now operates daily for summer; Dublin-Seattle is Ireland’s first direct flight to the Emerald City, which operates four times weekly.
  • We’ll operate our largest ever long-haul programme, with 177,000 additional seats across the Atlantic over the summer season.
  • Our transatlantic expansion includes a daily service to both San Francisco and Los Angeles on the US West Coast, as well as twice-daily flights to Chicago.
  • Miami will continue to operate during summer three times per week and Orlando operates four times a week, offering a direct connection from Ireland to Florida every day for summer 2018.
  • Washington will continue to operate daily but on a larger Airbus A330-300 series aircraft for four out of seven days, providing 31% additional seats on the route.
Seattle Great Wheel
Seattle Great Wheel

The summer will also see the return of more than 30 popular European sun routes to destinations including Dublin-Murcia, Dublin-Pula, Dublin-Pisa, Cork-Rennes, Cork-Alicante, Shannon-Faro and Shannon-Malaga to name but a few.

We’ve compiled some travel tips to make your summer travel go seamlessly.

Aer Lingus Staff and guest interact

‘Evening Before’ Check-In
We offer ‘Evening Before’ Check-In at Dublin and Cork Airports. Guests travelling between 6am and 8am can check in their baggage on the evening before their flight – ideal for families travelling with kids.

Family First
Our Family First initiative is ideal for young families travelling this summer. It gives children aged between two and eleven half price checked bags and seat selection within Europe.

Smart Check-In 
To minimise airport queues, you can check in online from the comfort of your own home, or even on your mobile when you’re on the go. It’s that simple and it’s that smart.

Express Bag Drop
Speed through airport check-in and try out our Express Bag Drop facility in Dublin Airport where there are over 40 kiosks.

Be the first to board
We offer a pre-boarding facility to families travelling with infants and young children and also to passengers who may require special assistance. Buggies can be dropped off at the gate prior to departure and delivered to the gate on arrival (where the operation allows).

For further information, and to book your next flight visit