Aer Lingus takes off for Newark and Orlando, expands at Belfast City Airport

Aer Lingus Airbus A321-253NX WL EI-LRA (msn 8887) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 955369.

Aer Lingus has announced the re-start to a number of Transatlantic and European routes from Ireland this winter.

Irish customers ready to travel US bound once the travel ban is lifted in November, can once again fly direct from Dublin to Newark and Orlando from November. Direct flights from Dublin will also resume to Geneva and Prague from October 15, Frankfurt and Zurich from November 8 and Knock to London Gatwick will resume for the festive season on December 18.

Dublin to Newark will operate 4 times per week, increasing to daily from December 1, with fares starting from €149 each way. Dublin to Orlando will operate 3 times per week from November 27, with fares starting from €169 each way.

Dublin to Geneva route will operate 3 days per week in October, increasing to 4 per week in December and then to 9 flights per week from Christmas.

Dublin to Prague will operate 3 days per week. From

Starting on November 8, Dublin to Frankfurt will operate 10 flights per week and Dublin – Zurich flight will operate 6 flights per week.

Over the Christmas period, from December18,  Knock to London Gatwick will operate daily.

In other news, Aer Lingus and Belfast City Airport announced that from October 31, Aer Lingus will significantly increase its services from Belfast City Airport to London Heathrow, Manchester, and Edinburgh. Belfast to Manchester will increase from its current daily schedule to twice daily flights; Belfast to London Heathrow will gain a further two services bringing it to the full 21 flights per week as operated pre-pandemic; and Belfast to Edinburgh will increase its daily schedule to 11 flights per week over the winter.

The Belfast to Manchester route will operate twice daily, with fares starting from £29.99 each way, including taxes and charges. The Belfast to Edinburgh route will operate 11 flights per week, daily on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and twice daily on Thursdays, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with fares starting from £29.99 each way, including taxes and charges. Belfast to Heathrow will gain a further two services, on Monday and Saturday, with fares starting from £39.99 each way, including taxes and charges.

From November 3, Belfast to Manchester flight EI 302, will connect with Aer Lingus’ new direct flight EI 031, from Manchester Airport to Barbados, connecting Northern Irish customers to the Caribbean for the first time with Aer Lingus. Aer Lingus’ Manchester to Barbados route will operate 3 flights per week (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday) through to the end of April ’22. Fares start from £259 each way, including taxes and charges.

From December 1, Northern Irish customers will be able to connect on to Aer Lingus’ new direct services daily from Manchester Airport to New York, JFK and four weekly flights from 11th December from Manchester to Orlando.

Top Copyright Photo: Aer Lingus Airbus A321-253NX WL EI-LRA (msn 8887) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 955369.

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