According to a statement published on MediaCentre.AerLingus.com, the partnership provides new access to North American routes via Dublin and Manchester.
At present, Loganair operates services from Aberdeen and Inverness to Dublin, so America-bound passengers can now access Aer Lingus's transatlantic destinations with the added advantage of clearing US Immigration at Dublin before departure, while Loganair passengers from the Isle of Man and Newquay can now connect to Aer Lingus's North American routes via Manchester hub.
The partnership also allows Aer Lingus customers to travel to the aforementioned Scottish airports and Manchester via Loganair.
The statement published on MediaCentre.AerLingus.com quoted Loganair chief executive Jonathan Hinkles as saying, "Loganair are incredibly pleased to announce this partnership with Aer Lingus which adds to our ever-increasing portfolio of interline and codeshare agreements.
"Through our partnership, customers flying to America from Dublin can clear customs in Ireland before departure and enter the US with the comfort of knowing they can start their vacation as soon as they land stateside. We look forward to working with Aer Lingus long into the future."
The statement published on MediaCentre.AerLingus.com also quoted Aer Lingus chief strategy and planning officer Reid Moody as saying, "As we enter into peak summer with our largest transatlantic schedule to date, we are delighted to announce our interline agreement with Loganair, giving customers that are connecting from Manchester and Dublin more access and choice to North America. Today, close to 40% of our transatlantic passengers connect in Dublin, which we hope will now increase with this new partnership. We look forward to welcoming new customers on board to experience Aer Lingus’ transatlantic experience as well as the added advantage of clearing US preclearance pre-departure in Dublin airport meaning you arrive like a local stateside."
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