Next summer, Aer Lingus will offer more flights to several US destinations. Flights from Dublin to Orlando will be offered six times a week next summer. Currently, the airline flies to Orlando four times a week. Flights from Dublin to Miami will increase from two a week to three a week, while Seattle will get daily service from Dublin, which is an increase from five times a week.
Not only will some US destinations get more flights per week, but also others will see an increase in the number of overall seats sold on the route. The airline will use larger planes on some of its existing routes. The airline will have 1.9 million seats on sale for its transatlantic destinations in summer 2020, a record for Aer Lingus.
Flights from Dublin to Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Minneapolis St. Paul will see an increase in the number of available seats as the airline is upgrading to the Airbus A330, which has greater capacity than the current planes used to operate these routes.
While Aer Lingus is focusing its 2020 growth plans on expanding its transatlantic schedule, the airline is making moves elsewhere, too.
Aer Lingus will launch flights from Shannon to Paris and Barcelona. Flights to Paris will take off in March, while flights to Barcelona will start in May.
That's not all. The airline will also launch new nonstop flights to Italy from Dublin. Aer Lingus will fly to Brindisi and Alghero, and with these two new Italian destinations, the airline will offer a total of 11 destinations in Italy. Flights to Brindisi will commence on May 23, and flights to Alghero on May 24. Both routes will operate two times weekly.