Aer Lingus Announce Year-Round US Service
Published on Feb 5 2014 12:20 PM in General Industry
The tourism industry in the west of Ireland received a significant boost this morning with the announcement that Aer Lingus are to introduce a daily, year-round service between Shannon and Boston.
From 30 March, flights between Shannon and Boston will operate daily while flights to New York from Shannon will operate six times a week, the airline said.
The news comes as part of an expansion which also includes new routes from Dublin to San Francisco and Dublin to Toronto.
Speaking at the announcement, Neil Pakey, CEO of Shannon Airport, is quoted in the Clare People as saying, “Today is a very important day for us and our passengers as we see not just the return of year-round Aer Lingus transatlantic services for the first time since 2009 at Shannon but also the near doubling of frequencies to Boston and New York.”
The company has leased three Boeing 757 aircraft, two of which will replace an Airbus A330 at Shannon, to operate the new US routes.
The enhanced Boston and New York services will see Aer Lingus this year operate 13 weekly transatlantic flights compared to seven last year, a 24% increase in capacity.
The commencement of new Malaga and Bristol routes was also reveled today.