Aer Lingus commences Dublin-Washington (and Nantes)

Aer Lingus’ Dublin to Washington Dulles

On 2 May, Tourism Ireland welcomed Aer Lingus’ inaugural flight from Washington DC to Dublin. Celebrating with not one, but two cakes were; Margaret McKeough, Executive Vice President COO, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority; Anne Anderson, Irish Ambassador to the United States; Jack Foley, Executive Vice President North America, Aer Lingus; and Alison Metcalfe, Head of North America, Tourism Ireland. Photos: Max Hogan.

  • Aer Lingus started two new routes during the course of last week, both of which were launched from its Dublin (DUB) base. Firstly, on 1 May, the carrier introduced a new transatlantic service, this time to Washington Dulles (IAD) with four weekly flights, using its 267-seat A330-200s. The 5,460-kilometre sector is already flown by United Airlines with six weekly flights. One day later, the currently unaligned airline expanded its presence in France with thrice-weekly seasonal departures to Nantes (NTE) until 12 September, using its 144-seat A319s. This airport pair is currently served by Ryanair’s thrice-weekly flights. See how Washington Dulles Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.

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