DUBLIN, Ireland - Aer Lingus on Friday announced its largest ever winter schedule yet, including 350 extra transatlantic flights with 300,000 extra seats.
The airline said that it will operate three flights per week to Miami, Florida, a new long-haul destination for winter.
It said that Bilbao, Spain is its new winter short-haul destination with a three times weekly service from Dublin.
Aer Lingus said that it is offering 50 euros off round trips to North America to celebrate this year’s winter schedule, adding that it is flying direct to 11 destinations from Ireland which includes Boston, Chicago, New York JFK, Newark, Hartford, Orlando, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington and Toronto, as well as Miami.
Mike Rutter, Chief Operating Officer, Aer Lingus said, “This Winter is our biggest yet with considerable expansion of our long-haul and European networks. The increasing recognition that the Aer Lingus Dublin Hub is the fastest, cheapest and least hassle way to visit North America is underpinned by a further 13% increase in transatlantic seats from Dublin this winter. The Aer Lingus Dublin Hub is now the year round choice for North Atlantic travellers whether they are travelling for leisure or business purposes. This premier position will be underscored by our new route to Miami and the increased frequency to our California gateways.”
Rutter added, “While summer is traditionally the time of year to jet off, winter is certainly gathering pace and this year’s schedule boasts great value and choice across the U.K., Europe and North America. Our 2017 Winter short-haul network marks significant investment in key U.K. routes such as London and Birmingham as well as European cities and winter sun destinations.”