Denver added as Aer Lingus expands transatlantic network

A new service to Denver and the reinstatement of flights to Minneapolis-St Paul have been scheduled by Aer Lingus for next summer.

The routes will bring the carrier’s transatlantic network from Dublin up to 18.

Dublin-Denver flights will operate four times a week from May 17, 2024.

The Minneapolis-St Paul service starts on April 29, increasing from four times a week to a daily year round frequency from next October.

Aer Lingus stopped operating the Minneapolis route in 2020, following the Covid-19 outbreak.

New single aisle Airbus A321XLR aircraft will be deployed on the revived route from winter 2024.

The Irish carrier’s chief executive Lynne Embletonsaid: “With Dublin’s geographic position as the gateway to Europe, pre-clearance facilities at the airport and the strong, long established Irish American ties, Aer Lingus is ideally placed to connect people and places across the Atlantic.

“Denver and Minneapolis-St Paul are significant business destinations within the US and the new Aer Lingus routes facilitate corporate links and connectivity between Europe and North America, through our Dublin hub.

“Denver’s position as the ‘Gateway to the Rockies’ and its outdoor appeal, from world class skiing to hiking, opens up a whole new US experience to leisure travellers from Ireland and Europe.

“This summer has been our biggest yet, with 2.25 million seats to North America and the successful addition of Cleveland, Ohio to our network. We are confident in our growth strategy and look forward to welcoming customers onboard these two new routes next year.’’

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