Nonrev’s have a new way to Europe and especially Ireland with the announcement this week from Aer Lingus that they will start nonstop Dublin to Seattle service in 2018.
The Irish carrier will begin flying there 18, offering four flights a week to its main hub in Dublin on 265-seat Airbus A330 aircraft. Seattle becomes the latest U.S. airport to land new service on fast-growing Aer Lingus.
This brand new Dublin – Seattle direct route takes off on 18 May 2018. There will be four direct flights a week to and from Seattle.
There will also be connections via Dublin to Seattle from a range of UK and European destinations offered by Aer Lingus. And remember, when you fly Aer Lingus, you pre-clear U.S. Immigration in Dublin Airport and save precious time when you land stateside.
“Dublin was the largest European destination without direct service from Seattle – now our luck has changed,” Port of Seattle Commission President Tom Albro said in a statement heralding the arrival of Aer Lingus. “Both cities are well-known for their booming tech industries with Washington State-based companies making significant investments in Dublin, while at the same time this route will provide additional choices for our region’s travelers.”
The launch of the Seattle route furthers a large trans-Atlantic expansion for Aer Lingus since its acquisition in 2015 by International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of British Airways and Iberia. Under IAG’s stewardship, Aer Lingus has begun service to six other U.S. cities: Hartford, Conn.; Los Angeles; Miami; Newark; Philadelphia and now you can add Seattle. Combined with destinations it had already served prior to 2015, Aer Lingus will be flying from 12 U.S. airports once the latest flights begin. The carrier also flies to Toronto in Canada.
More U.S. growth seems likely for Aer Lingus in the coming years, too. The first of eight Airbus A321LR narrowbody jets are due to begin arriving to the airline in 2019, and IAG CEO Willie Walsh as previously suggested the carrier would use those to add more routes between Ireland and United States.
As for the new Seattle service, passengers will be able to connect to 24 of Aer Lingus’ other European destinations with a connection in Dublin.
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