Aer Lingus boosts routes to USA

The new destinations will bring to 12 the number of U.S. Aer Lingus routes.

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Ireland’s national airline Aer Lingus has announced a major expansion of its transatlantic route network, with three new routes from Dublin to the United States.

The airline said it would start a year-round direct service between Dublin and Los Angeles from May 2016, with five services per week, as a first significant move since its acquisition by International Airlines Group (IAG).

Direct daily year-round flights will start in early September from Dublin to Newark in New Jersey, while a third new route will commence in late September with a daily service from Dublin to Hartford, Connecticut, it added.

The new destinations will bring to 12 the number of U.S. Aer Lingus routes.

This is the single largest expansion of Aer Lingus’ transatlantic network since the airline started transatlantic flying in 1958, according to Irish national airline.

It also said its total long haul seat capacity would grow by over 17 percent in 2016, representing the fourth consecutive year of over double-digit long haul growth.

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