A new Aer Lingus transatlantic service between Dublin and Miami will begin in September 2017, the airline announced today.
Aer Lingus is also adding two new European destinations – Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, and Split in Croatia – while extending its winter route from Dublin to Fuerteventura into the summer season.
The airline also announced that it is to increase summer frequencies next year on its existing services to Los Angeles, Orlando and Chicago.
Welcoming the news, Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said he was delighted to see Aer Lingus further expanding its route network from Dublin.
“We are particularly pleased that Aer Lingus is adding a new transatlantic route from Dublin Airport next summer as well as two new services to continental Europe offering additional choice for both business and leisure passengers.
“We have been growing our transatlantic traffic strongly at Dublin Airport with 67% growth between 2010 and 2015 and we have already surpassed last year’s total number of transatlantic passengers.
“The addition of Miami next summer means that 17 new transatlantic routes have been launched at Dublin Airport since 2011.”
The new Miami service will operate three times a week from September next year. The year-round Porto route will also run three times a week, while there will be two flights weekly to Split between May and September.
The airline will also increase its Los Angeles flight to a daily service for summer 2017, Dublin to Orlando will increase to four times per week, and Chicago will also increase to a double daily service for the summer.
Unveiling its summer 2017 schedule, Aer Lingus Chief Executive, Stephen Kavanagh said the airline was delighted to announce the further expansion of its transatlantic network with the addition of Dublin to Miami and increased frequency to Los Angeles, Orlando and Chicago, improving connectivity to North America.
He said the new routes from Dublin to Porto and Split “will continue to offer choice, service and value that delivered our Skytrax 4-Star accreditation and we look forward to welcoming guests on board these new services in 2017.”