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First Aer Lingus Flight From Toronto To Dublin Touches Down

Published on Apr 15 2014 3:35 PM in General Industry

First Aer Lingus Flight From Toronto To Dublin Touches Down

The very first Aer Lingus flight from Toronto arrived safely in Dublin this morning as the airliner pressed ahead with significant transatlantic expansion plans.

The new Canadian service, the fourth transatlantic route launched by Aer Lingus in recent months, will operate year-round with a daily service between Dublin and Toronto during the summer months. 

Other expansion plans for this year include the creation of 200 new jobs, another new route to San Francisco, as well as the addition of three Boeing 757 aircraft.

The significant increase in airlines seats between Canada and Ireland this summer presents new and exciting opportunity to position the island of Ireland as a year-round destination for Canadian travellers, according to Tourism Ireland. Welcoming the new Aer Lingus service from Toronto, Jayne Shackleford, Tourism Ireland’s manager in Canada, said: “Congratulations to Aer Lingus on its new Toronto to Dublin service, which is wonderful news for tourism to the island of Ireland. We look forward to working closely with Aer Lingus, to maximise the promotion of this flight. As an island, direct, convenient and competitive access services are critical to achieving growth in inbound tourism.”

Image; Helen Maguire and Jack Foley, both Aer Lingus; Alison Metcalfe and Jayne Shackleford, both Tourism Ireland, in Toronto Pearson International Airport before the departure of the inaugural Aer Lingus flight to Dublin.

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