Aer Lingus on March 10 restarted its transatlantic services from Shannon, reconnecting the mid-west of Ireland with the US.
From March 10, daily flights to Boston resume with flights to New York making a comeback on March 11.
These are the latest transatlantic routes from Aer Lingus to resume since the lifting of travel restrictions to the US and marks the first transatlantic flight between Shannon Airport and the US since March 2020. The restart of these flights is critical in restoring regional connectivity and Aer Lingus is the only airline flying to Boston and New York -JFK this summer, with 14 flights a week from Shannon to the US.
Summer 2022 will see Aer Lingus fly its largest transatlantic seat capacity from Shannon in 17 years as it operates two next generation A321 NEO LR aircraft from the airport. The state-of-the-art aircraft promise a more innovative and sustainable travel experience, boasting greater fuel-efficiency, with a 15% reduction in fuel burn, compared to a A321CEO and a 50% reduction in noise footprint compared to previous generation aircraft. Offering both a Business Class cabin with 16 fully lie-flat seats, fine dining and complimentary wi-fi, and an Economy Class cabin with complimentary meal and snack and soft drink in-flight, and top inflight entertainment, including the latest movie releases, TV boxsets, games and music.
Aer Lingus will operate 14 direct routes between Ireland and North America in 2022, including New York, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orlando, Washington, Seattle/Tacoma, and Philadelphia.