Aer Lingus welcomes back a number of major US routes from Dublin

posted on 7th April 2022 by Eddie Saunders

From today, Aer Lingus will welcome back a number of major US routes from its Dublin base for the first time since 2020.

A wide range of popular US services will return this summer including Philadelphia (7 April), Los Angeles (12 May) and Seattle (7 July).

These will further boost US connectivity for UK customers with connections from Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, as well as Heathrow and Gatwick travelling through Aer Lingus’ hub at Dublin.

Philadelphia will return on 7 April with six flights per week, rising to daily from May and Chicago will operate a second flight five times weekly from 8 April – and for the first time ever a second daily flight to Washington DC will operate from 9 June.

In October Aer Lingus will resume its highly popular flights to the capital of the Sunshine State, Miami, from Dublin.

Critically, the start of Aer Lingus Regional routes and the resumption of the transatlantic routes from Dublin will increase choice for UK regional customers who can seamlessly connect onto Aer Lingus’ North American network via its Dublin Hub.

Further UK connections to North America from Bristol and Leeds Bradford, will follow from 15 April and Exeter and Newquay from 29 April via Dublin.

Aer Lingus will also introduce a second Chicago flight on 08 April, which will operate five times a week.

Connecting to North America with Aer Lingus via its Dublin hub, UK travellers can experience the benefit of US Immigration Pre-clearance before they depart allowing them to arrive into the US as domestic customers, avoiding any lengthy immigration queues.

Bill Byrne, Aer Lingus Executive Vice-President US, said: “Aer Lingus are excited to announce the resumption of a number of exciting US destinations this summer as we build back our connectivity to the US, connecting people from Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle and London on to North America via Dublin.

“With the convenience of US Customs and Immigration pre-clearance at Dublin and Shannon, time spent connecting through both airports provides customers with a speedier journey overall as you arrive in the US as a domestic customer.’’