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Aer Lingus extends its transatlantic connectivity

Aer Lingus extends its transatlantic connectivity with an expanded network of destinations.

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Aer Lingus, the leading Irish airline, has released its recent financial report, highlighting its impressive growth in the transatlantic travel market. The airline also revealed its plans to commence a new route connecting Dublin (DUB) to Cleveland (CLE).

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With this expansion to Ohio’s second-largest city, Aer Lingus expands its influence and now serves a total of 19 transatlantic destinations. This significant milestone represents a threefold increase in the airline’s transatlantic reach within a span of just ten years.

Lynne Embleton, the CEO of Aer Lingus (EI), expressed enthusiasm about the airline’s commitment to expanding Dublin as a hub and its growth strategy with the introduction of the new Cleveland route. Embleton highlighted the significant increase in transatlantic bookings, currently at 20%, which is met by Aer Lingus’ largest-ever transatlantic schedule, offering over 2.25 million seats this summer.

The recent launch of operations on May 19, 2023, at Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport (CLE) capitalizes on Aer Lingus’ latest acquisitions of the Airbus A321LR aircraft. These aircraft are perfectly suited for long-haul flights with relatively lower passenger demand, accommodating just 184 passengers in a two-class configuration.

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