Aer Lingus sale in response to axing of US routes

Aer Lingus sale in response to axing of US routes


The incident aircraft at Shannon Airport earlier this year – File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016

Following the recent cancellation of transatlantic services from Ireland by a number of other carriers, Aer Lingus has launched special Autumn fares to North America, starting from just €139*.

The move follows the axing by Norwegian Air International of its transatlantic routes from Dublin, Shannon and Cork.

Aer Lingus operates 16 direct routes between Ireland and North America flying to New York up to four times daily, Boston, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and Los Angeles, to name but a few. Just last month Ireland’s only 4 Star airline commenced a brand new route to Minneapolis-St Paul direct from Dublin.

Aer Lingus has undergone its largest ever transatlantic expansion and in the previous four years alone has launched seven new direct transatlantic services to Los Angeles, Newark, Hartford, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle and now Minneapolis-St. Paul, proving that the demand among Irish travellers to jet off to far-flung destinations remains strong.

Commenting on Aer Lingus’ connectivity to North America, Aer Lingus Chief Operating Officer Mike Rutter said: “We seek to operate in a competitive environment offering our guests value and award-winning service. While the aviation industry is faced with many challenges at present, at Aer Lingus we remain focused on continuing to operate our extensive European and North American networks to service the needs of our guests.

We’re proud to have connected Ireland to North America for more than 60 years and wish to reassure our Irish guests that we’re planning for the next 60 with more new routes to come. The demand for travel to North America continues to grow and having launched our latest Autumn fares, there’s no better time for our Irish travellers to jet off.”

Aer Lingus autumn fares* from Shannon include: 

Shannon to New York from €149 

Shannon to Boston from €159 

*These are one-way fares based on a return trip and are subject to availability. Valid for travel between October and November 2019. Book now at


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.