30 OCTOBER 2017
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A programme of connecting flights to North American cities via Dublin was launched at Southend Airport yesterday to destinations served by Aer Lingus including New York, Boston, Washington, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami.
Southend passengers can now connect to Aer Lingus transatlantic services and complete US pre-clearance in Dublin Airport, ahead of their onward journey to the US and Canada.
This new service is being made possible by the introduction of Flybe’s Southend –Dublin route, operated by Stobart Air and offering up to three flights a day, seven days a week.
Aer Lingus flies to a total of 12 North American destinations and is adding a Dublin –Philadelphia service in March. The airline also offers US pre-clearance at Dublin Airport, saving passengers up to 2hr on arrival.
Southend CEO Glyn Jones said: “We estimate more than 13m passengers a year travel through London airports to fly to North America annually, adding substantial time to their journey. Now there is an alternative.
“With up to three daily flights to Dublin, we can now offer frequency, optimum schedules and an efficient, convenient and effortless connection to US destinations for our business and leisure passengers.”
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