May 1, 2015 Back to all news

Dublin Airport is delighted to welcome the launch of Aer Lingus’ new direct route to Washington.

The new Washington service coupled with additional capacity on a number of transatlantic routes, will deliver an 18% increase in services to North America this summer, which is equivalent to 300,000 extra seats.  During the peak summer months ten airlines will operate 328 flights each week to15 North American destinations.

Welcoming the new route Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said he was particularly pleased to see Aer Lingus operating a Washington service once again. “We are delighted that Aer Lingus has started services to Washington giving both business and leisure passengers greater choice and flexibility between Dublin and the US this summer.

“We have been working closely with Aer Lingus to grow transfer passengers from Britain and Continental Europe into the US and this is becoming a significant business for Dublin Airport.  US pre-clearance facilities at Dublin Airport means that passengers have a much smoother entry into the States making onward connections and travel easier,” Mr Harrison added.

Stephen Kavanagh, Chief Executive, Aer Lingus said, “We continue to grow our transatlantic business with the introduction of our direct service to Washington. The success of our customer proposition and the development of Dublin as a hub between Europe and North America will see us operate 24 daily departures across the Atlantic this summer.  This together with our extensive European network offers seamless travel options from our nine U.S. gateways to connections throughout North America and beyond, reinforcing our new brand strategy ‘Smart flies Aer Lingus’.”

The four times weekly service is the airline’s ninth transatlantic route from Dublin Airport which will operate from May until October.

Aer Lingus’ new service to Washington brings to 11 the overall number of destinations from Dublin Airport to the US this summer.

Dublin Airport wishes Aer Lingus every success with its new route.