Aer Lingus to provide ground handling for IAG carriers at Dublin Airport

Aer Lingus to provide ground handling for IAG carriers at Dublin Airport
An Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300 aircraft at Dublin Airport (Image credit: Bryan Kelly/Adobe Stock)

Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus has been awarded a contract to provide ground handling services for IAG carriers at Dublin Airport.

Under the agreement, IAG-owned carriers British Airways, Iberia Express and Vueling will have their aircraft served by Aer Lingus at DUB starting June this year.

The Dublin-headquartered airline said it is “delighted” to provide ground handling services for its IAG siblings from this summer, and that the contract is an acknowledgement of the “quality, expertise and customer service” of its teams.

“We are looking forward to welcoming our fellow IAG airlines to our home at Terminal 2 this June, as we continue to forge closer relationships with them,” the airline added.

Aer Lingus claimed customers will also benefit from the changes by streamlining connections to their “extensive transatlantic network”.

The airline is currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of IAG (International Airlines Group), which also own several other airlines including British Airways, Vueling, Iberia Express and Level.

The news comes as Aer Lingus announced a codeshare partnership with Qatar Airways yesterday which, the airlines claim, will expand customer access to a wider range of destinations throughout the UK and Ireland, and will offer benefits to passengers around the world, including in Africa, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and New Zealand.

Qatar Airways will share its codes on flights operated by Aer Lingus and Aer Lingus Regional.

Airside has contacted Aer Lingus, Dublin Airport and IAG for more information about the services the airline will provide.