Dublin Airport has welcomed today’s announcement by Aer Lingus that it will launch a new direct transatlantic service to Seattle next year.
The airline will operate its new Seattle route four times weekly service on a year-round basis from May 18, 2018. It is the 12th Aer Lingus transatlantic route from Dublin Airport.
Vincent Harrison, Dublin Airport’s Managing Director commented on today’s announcement saying: “Aer Lingus is a very important customer and I am delighted to see its transatlantic route network go from strength to strength from Dublin Airport. This new route means that Aer Lingus has launched 10 new transatlantic services from Dublin since 2014. The Seattle route will provide further choice and flexibility for business and leisure passengers on both sides of the Atlantic”
He further added “Dublin Airport’s transatlantic traffic has increased by 67% in the past five years and Dublin is now the fifth largest airport in Europe for North American connectivity after Heathrow, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam”.
Speaking at the launch of new Dublin Seattle route this morning, Aer Lingus CEO Stephen Kavanagh said: “We are delighted to announce Seattle as our latest transatlantic route for summer 2018. We believe this service will offer great value choices to our guests and further enhance Ireland’s trade and business links with the U.S. Since joining International Airlines Group some two years ago we have grown and strengthened our Dublin Gateway to North America and we look forward to continuing this development in the years to come.”
Since 2014, Aer Lingus, working in tandem with Dublin Airport, has significantly expanded its North American business in recent years, and built a substantial transfer business. The new service to Seattle will have onward connections from Dublin to 24 other cities including Berlin, Edinburgh, Brussels and Hamburg.
The new service will be Dublin Airport’s fourth new long-haul route for next year, as Aer Lingus will launch services to Philadelphia, Air Canada will operate flights to Montreal, and Cathay Pacific will launch a new direct route to Hong Kong.
The Aer Lingus Seattle service will be operated by an Airbus A330 aircraft. The new route will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
17 November 2017