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Aer Lingus Recommences Shannon-New York JFK Route

By Dave Simpson
Aer Lingus Recommences Shannon-New York JFK Route

Aer Lingus has recommenced its route between Shannon Airport and New York JFK.

The route will operate until the end of the year, with flights running six days per week outside of the summer and seven days per week during the peak summer months.

Aer Lingus will be operating a new state-of-the-art A321neo LR aircraft on the route.

"A Major Investment And Vote Of Confidence"

In a statement on Shannon Airport's website, Shannon Group CEO Mary Considine said, "[This] is a significant [development] for us as we welcome the early return of Aer Lingus's New York JFK service and get to celebrate the arrival of their new aircraft. This aircraft will join their other A321neo LR, which has been successfully operating on the year-round Shannon to Boston service since last October.

"This is a major investment and vote of confidence by Aer Lingus in Shannon Airport, and the transatlantic connectivity it provides between New York and the west of Ireland is very important for our region. It is a major contribution to the business community as it gives them onward connections to the global marketplace. In addition, it supports inbound tourism, giving US visitors access to the Wild Atlantic Way through the Shannon Airport gateway."

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