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Aer Lingus Launches New Dublin Minneapolis St. Paul Service

6th July 2019 - 10:30am

Dublin Airport welcomed Aer Lingus’ inaugural direct service to Minneapolis St. Paul in Minnesota.


Aer Lingus’ new route will initially operate six times weekly, increasing to a daily, year-round service from this August. The new service will be operated with a Boeing 757 aircraft.


Vincent Harrison (Dublin Airport Managing Director) said, “The new route will further grow tourism and trade between Ireland the US. This is Aer Lingus’ 14th transatlantic route from Dublin Airport and its 11th new transatlantic route in the past five years.


“We have been working closely with Aer Lingus since 2014 to grow its North American business and build a substantial transfer business. The new route offers customers significant onward connections in both directions.”


Marking its inaugural flight to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Stephen Doyle (Aer Lingus Chief Executive) said, “We are delighted to commence Ireland’s first and only direct service to Minneapolis St. Paul, Minnesota State. The Minneapolis St. Paul region holds great promise for Aer Lingus particularly in terms of the connections we can offer to UK and European guests as well as those travelling from North America and onwards to Europe.”


Passengers travelling on Aer Lingus’ new service to Minneapolis St. Paul will use US Pre Clearance facilities at Dublin Airport meaning passengers save time on arrival in the US by completing all the necessary immigration and customs checks prior to departure. The only queue a pre-cleared passenger encounters on arrival in the US is the taxi queue to their final destination.


This new route means that Dublin Airport now has nine airlines flying 464 flights per week to and from 18 destinations in the US and 6 destinations in Canada, which equates to an average of 66 flights daily to and from North America.

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