Aer Lingus (Dublin) today (May 10) unveiled its new “Green Spirit” Airbus A320 logo jet at a media event in Dublin. Formerly operated for Virgin Atlantic Airways (London) on the Little Red service, the pictured Airbus A320-214 EI-DEO (msn 2486) now sports this special scheme.
Aer Lingus has entered into a partnership with the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) as the official airline of the Irish Rugby Team.
Aer Lingus will paint a second Airbus A320 in September to show their support for the IRFU.
EI-DEO will go into service tomorrow, Monday May 11, 2015, and will operate across Aer Lingus’ short haul network to the UK and Continental Europe.
The three-year deal will see Aer Lingus support the IRFU by flying players, management and support staff around Europe as they compete in the RBS Six Nations Championships and in other high-profile international tournaments.
Commenting on the partnership, Aer Lingus Chief Executive Officer Stephen Kavanagh said: “The livery in IRFU and player branding is a first for Aer Lingus and recognizes the contribution sport makes to all our lives”.
The partnership deal with the IRFU is part of a strategy by Aer Lingus to promote the brand and its commitment in supporting the best of the Irish.
Report and copyright photos by Assistant Editor Michael Kelly from Dublin.