15 JULY 2013


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Article from BTNews 15 JULY 2013

Aer Lingus to add San Francisco and Toronto

Now seeing the benefits of its commuter connectivity with the UK, Aer Lingus is to add San Francisco and Toronto to its North American destinations for next year.  From April onwards the airline will offer all year round flights to both major cities from Dublin.

San Francisco will be five services per week being operated by Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft whilst Toronto will be served daily in the summer by a Boeing B757, up to four weekly services operating during the winter.

Two Boeing B757 aircraft will be based in Shannon and will be used to deliver increased frequency on existing services to Boston and New York and extended to all year round.  All this is in addition to the existing Boston, Chicago, New York and Orlando routes.  US flights clear customs and immigration at Dublin or Shannon.  This is not the situation with the Toronto services.  Passengers on inbound flights from the UK and continental points benefit from the service too, and do not pay the crippling British passenger tax. (see BTN 10 June – More 757s for Aer Lingus)

This summer, Dublin Airport will offer 224 flights to and from Dublin and North America per week, which is more than either Gatwick or Manchester airports. www.aerlingus.com

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