Aer Lingus restores full pre-pandemic transatlantic network

Aer Lingus has restored its pre-pandemic transatlantic network with the return of flights to Minneapolis St Paul.

The route from Dublin has returned for the first time since it was paused in March 2020.

The Irish carrier is running four Airbus A330 flights a week on the route with connections from 15 UK airports, with one-way fares starting at £279.

The service to Minnesota city was originally started in July 2019 but was paused less than a year later due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The restart marks the full restoration of the airline’s pre-pandemic North American network.

Chief strategy and planning officer Reid Moody said: “Aer Lingus is delighted to welcome the return of Minneapolis-St Paul to our North American route network.

“There has been a noticeable demand from our passengers for the reinstatement of this route following the temporary pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We are dedicated to offering passengers seamless connections between North America and Ireland, and onward from Ireland to the rest of Europe.

“The re-introduction of this route marks the airline’s full restoration of our pre-pandemic North American network and serves as testament to this commitment.

“Minneapolis-St Paul is a significant business destination within the US and we look forward to once again facilitating corporate links and connectivity between Europe and North America, through our Dublin hub.”

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