14 AUGUST 2017
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A major expansion to Europe and North America was signalled last week by Aer Lingus adding 300,000 extra seats to its winter schedule, its largest so far, led by a new three-a-week Dublin – Miami service from 1 September.
This is in addition to existing flights to Boston, Chicago, New York, Orlando, San Francisco, Washington, Los Angeles, Newark, Hartford and Toronto via Dublin and Boston and New York via Shannon.
In all, the airline is putting on 350 additional transatlantic flights, a 13% increase. The Dublin – Toronto service alone will see a 96% increase in capacity with four flights a week operated on a larger Airbus A330.
The Dublin – Washington service moves to a daily during peak months, a 44% capacity rise, while Aer Lingus' UK and European networks will also enjoy significant expansion this winter.
Birmingham – Dublin will gain 50,000 additional seats and the Heathrow – Dublin service will be allocated an extra additional early morning flight, resulting in 56,000 extra seats.
Capacity has also been increased to key European cities such as Hamburg, operating up to 10 flights a week, double the frequency of last year, and Zurich, also operating 10 services a week. Dublin – Bilbao is a new winter route, flying three times a week.
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