A new Aer Lingus service from Dublin Airport to Cleveland, Ohio, has been launched.
According to a statement published on MediaCentre.AerLingus.com, the new service will operate four times per week, and an Airbus A321neo LR aircraft will operate on the route.
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The statement published on MediaCentre.AerLingus.com quoted CEO Lynne Embleton as saying, “The addition of the new Cleveland route is a further demonstration of Aer Lingus’s commitment to develop Dublin as a hub – a key part of the airline’s growth strategy. At Aer Lingus, we are seeing a 20% increase in transatlantic bookings – a strong indicator of the demand amongst US passengers for travel to Ireland and Europe – which is being met by our largest-ever transatlantic schedule, delivering over 2.25 million seats this summer.
“At Aer Lingus, we are very proud of what we have achieved over the last decade, having consistently grown our North American network, and we plan to continue on this growth trajectory. Dublin’s geographic position is unique and advantageous for the airline, as we can fly to North America operating some of the most sustainable aircraft across the Atlantic. Not only do we serve the very popular destinations, such as New York, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles, our A321neo LR aircraft allow us to provide connections to secondary cities, such as Cleveland.
“Our strategy augments direct travel between Ireland and the US with connecting passengers from across Europe.
“With the ability to preclear US Customs and Immigration in Dublin and competitive pricing, flying via Dublin is an attractive proposition. Almost 40% of Aer Lingus’s transatlantic passengers are connecting passengers flying through Dublin, positioning Aer Lingus and Dublin as a highly influential and growing player in transatlantic travel.”
A separate statement published on DublinAirport.com quoted managing director Vincent Harrison as saying, “US destinations hold a special place in the hearts of Irish travellers. The connection between the United States and Ireland is not just about travel – it is about fostering relationships, creating memories, and embracing the wonderful experiences that await us across the Atlantic.”
The statement published on DublinAirport.com also quoted Harrison as adding, “I would like to acknowledge the strong working relationship between Dublin Airport and Aer Lingus. It is through hard work and collaboration that we have made this route a reality. That strong partnership between Aer Lingus and Dublin Airport has been instrumental in bringing this new route to life.”
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