September 28, 2016 Back to all news
Hartford  Aer Lingus

Dublin Airport is delighted to welcome the launch of Aer Lingus’ new  direct transatlantic service to Hartford, Connecticut.

Aer Lingus will operate its new daily service on a year-round basis.

“We are delighted to welcome Aer Lingus’ new service to Hartford, which adds another North American destination to the airline’s extensive Dublin Airport route network,” said Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison.

“Dublin Airport has welcomed 15 new transatlantic services over the past five years and Hartford is the sixth new transatlantic route that Aer Lingus has launched at Dublin Airport during that time. We look forward to continuing to work closely with them to promote this new service,” he added.

Aer Lingus Chief Executive, Stephen Kavanagh said “We are delighted to commence direct service between our Dublin gateway and Bradley International Airport, Hartford and to offer convenient connecting service from major cities across Britain and Europe. Whether travelling for business or pleasure we aim to deliver the quality service and competitive prices that have earned us our Skytrax 4-star airline status. I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all the state representatives, business and community leaders who have supported Aer Lingus to date and we look forward to making this route a success for all involved.’

Passengers travelling on Aer Lingus’ new services to Hartford will use US pre clearance facilities at Dublin meaning passengers save time on arrival in the US by completing all the necessary immigration and customs checks prior to departure.  The only queue a pre cleared passenger encounters on arrival in the US is the taxi queue to their final destination.

A record 2.4 million transatlantic passengers travelled to and from Dublin Airport last year and this figure is set to increase further this year.

More than one million people used Dublin Airport to connect to or from transatlantic destinations.

So far this year, more than 18.8 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport, a 12% increase compared to the same period last year.

During the first eight months of this year, Dublin Airport has welcomed an additional 2 million passengers.

Dublin Airport has direct flights to over 180 destinations in 40 countries on four continents.

Image above (LtoR): Celebrating the launch of Aer Lingus' new service is daa Chief Communications Officer Paul O'Kane, connecting passengers Michael and Angela Thomas flying onwards from Bristol and Aer Lingus Director of Corporate Communications, Declan Kearney.