Aer Lingus will take delivery of up to 12 additional new A321 NEO Long Range Aircraft from early 2019
27th March 2018 - 5:00pm
Aer Lingus has announced plans to search for new destination airports in North America. The airline will take delivery of up to 12 new A321 NEO Long Range Aircraft between 2019 and 2021, which in addition to its current A330 fleet will result in significant additional capacity on its North American network.
Aer Lingus has launched a Request for Information for Commercial Support for Transatlantic Network Development (RFI). The process presents a unique opportunity for North American airports and their local communities to invest alongside Aer Lingus in the introduction or expansion of Aer Lingus service. Multiple studies have shown the economic multiplier benefits of international air service. Aer Lingus would operate to Dublin, Europe’s fastest growing transatlantic hub, offering both US Customs and Border Protection pre-clearance and extensive onward connectivity throughout Europe.
The process is extended to both airports not yet served by Aer Lingus for new route opportunity and those already served by Aer Lingus, for increased capacity/frequencies. The process applies to both the A321LR aircraft as well as existing A330 aircraft, as wide-body capacity may become available by substitution with the new A321LR aircraft.
Aer Lingus will this summer operate its largest ever transatlantic network, now flying direct on 15 North American routes including new routes Dublin-Seattle and Dublin-Philadelphia which will begin operating as part of this year’s summer schedule.
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