Aer Lingus has announced a brand new service connecting the west coast of Ireland to London Heathrow. The airline is also resuming direct flights to Hartford, Connecticut from Dublin.
The inaugural Aer Lingus flight EI916, operated by an Airbus A320, departed from Ireland West Airport at Knock for Heathrow at 13.05pm on March 26.
The airline said the new route will connect GB visitors and those travelling via Heathrow to one of Ireland’s most popular destinations.
The London Heathrow service will also connect residents of West Ireland to destinations right across the globe via the UK’s largest and busiest airport.
Lynne Embleton, Aer Lingus CEO, said:
“The west of Ireland has much to offer as a tourist destination with the world-renowned Wild Atlantic Way on its doorstep.
“Our new Knock-Heathrow service is an exciting new route for Aer Lingus and the region, bringing travellers from Great Britain right to the heart of the action.
“Equally, customers from the west of Ireland will now fly into London Heathrow, the UK’s largest airport, and have the opportunity to travel onwards to cities all over the world.”
Aer Lingus is also recommencing its Dublin-Hartford service for the first time in over two years.
Aer Lingus flight EI131, which departed from Dublin for Hartford on March 26th, is operated by an Airbus A321neoLR (Long Range), the airline’s most sustainable long-haul aircraft.
Aer Lingus said that the return of daily service between Dublin and Hartford is a “critical milestone” for Bradley International Airport as Aer Lingus operates the only direct service from there to Europe.
Customers will not only benefit from a direct flight to Dublin, but they can also enjoy seamless onward connections via Dublin to 28 UK and European airports.
Destinations include London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome and Prague, plus many more.
Hartford is one of 16 North American destinations where Aer Lingus will operate this summer.
With over 2.25 million transatlantic seats on sale, 2023 marks the airline’s largest-ever North American summer schedule to date.
As part of that Aer Lings will have a direct route to Cleveland, Ohio, starting in May.
For more information, visit AerLingus.com.
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