Aer Lingus adds three new European routes from Ireland
On 28 March, Cork Airport celebrated with an aircraft cake, Aer Lingus' four times weekly services to Newcastle. The new route will be operated by Aer Arann's ATR 72-500s.
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In addition on 30 March, the Irish flag carrier inaugurated the 1,075-kilometre route from Hannover to Dublin, operated four times weekly.
- Aer Lingus expanded its European offering with three new links during the course of last week. On 28 March, the Irish flag carrier launched operations on the 575-kilometre sector between Cork (ORK) and Newcastle (NCL), which will be served four times weekly by Aer Arann’s 77-seat ATR 72-500s. Two days later, on 30 March, the airline inaugurated the 1,075-kilometre airport pair from Dublin (DUB) to Hannover (HAJ), with the addition of four weekly flights using its 174-seat A320s. Lastly, on 30 March, Aer Lingus launched a new European service, this time from Shannon (SNN) to Malaga (AGP) with twice-weekly services (Wednesdays and Sundays), utilising its 174-seat A320s. Competition is provided only on the 1,814-kilometre service to Malaga, by Ryanair’s twice-weekly flights. Commenting on the link to Newcastle, Simon Fagan, CCO, Aer Lingus, said: "We are delighted to announce the launch of the Cork-Newcastle route. It made sense to facilitate a link between these two vibrant cities. The route has enormous potential in terms of boosting tourist numbers and enhancing business connections between the two cities. This route will exploit the potential connections between the two regionals, particularly in the area of wind and tidal energy projects in the North East of England."
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