15 AUGUST 2016

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Article from BTNews 15 AUGUST 2016

US boom for Aer Lingus

Two more US destinations are joining the Aer Lingus network next month as the carrier celebrates new figures confirming it as the fastest-growing transatlantic airline over the past six years.

The company already flies to eight North American cities on 10 transatlantic routes, complemented next month by a daily service from 1 September between Dublin and Newark plus a four-times weekly service to Hartford, Connecticut, from 28 September.

Transatlantic connections to the 28 daily Aer Lingus flights across the Atlantic this summer are available from 19 UK airports including Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh. 

Aer Lingus passengers from the UK can pre-clear Customs and Immigration procedures in Dublin, allowing them to pass through domestic channels on landing in the US.

The carrier says latest figures show flying via Dublin is fast becoming the “natural and convenient” choice for British travellers to the US, with the one-stop transatlantic services from Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool airports enjoying year-on-year growth of 18%. 

Many other Aer Lingus UK gateways are also reporting double-digit rises. Aer Lingus figures show Manchester is the most popular starting point for UK residents travelling on their transatlantic services, followed closely by Birmingham and Heathrow.

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