Aer Lingus cancels Boston flights again

Aer Lingus cancels Boston flights again

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Aer Lingus Boeing 757 Shannon
Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

Aer Lingus cancelled yesterday’s Shannon to Boston service as well as its return leg this morning because it needed the plane to fly another route from Dublin.

Todays Boston to Shannon service, due at 6.15am, was cancelled as the airline had no plane to operate the service.

Passengers due to fly from Shannon at 11.40am yesterday were taken to Dublin Airport by bus and accommodated on another flight from there.

The scheduled daily flight from Boston (EI-135) arrived in Shannon as usual early yesterday. Rather than return to Boston later in the morning, the aircraft repositioned to Dublin.

The Boeing 757-200 jet, operated by Air Contractors on behalf of Aer Lingus, later flew the EI-119 service to Washington.

Passengers booked to travel from Boston to Shannon last night were due to be facilitated on another service to Dublin and taken to Shannon by road.

An Aer Lingus spokesman the flights were cancelled for “operational reasons.” Guests were re-accommodated on EI-139 Dublin-Boston with surface transport provided between Shannon and Dublin.”

The airline further confirmed: “EI-134 Boston-Shannon (Thursday) has also been cancelled. Guests will be re-accommodated on EI-138 Boston-Dublin with surface transport provided between Dublin and Shannon.”

In March, Aer Lingus cancelled flights between Shannon and Boston over a whole weekend because of a technical problem with an aircraft.

Last October, the airline cancelled a flight from Shannon to Boston because the aircraft was needed to operated a service from Dublin to Toronto.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.