Seen celebrating Aer Lingus’ first flight to Pisa in the Irish capital on 18 May are: Michelle Reilly, Event Coordinator, B2B Marketing; Declan Kearney, Director of Communications, Aer Lingus; John Keogh, European Sales Manager, Aer Lingus; and Stephen O’Reilly, Aviation Business Development, Dublin Airport Authority; together with Fred and Linda Osher, who come from Charleston, South Carolina but began their journey with Aer Lingus from New York JFK connecting in Dublin onto the inaugural service to Pisa.
Dublin Airport also celebrated Aer Lingus’ start of operations to Montpellier on 20 May with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Seem conducting the event are: Declan Kearney, Director of Communications, Aer Lingus; first passengers Amanda Keegan and Fergal Healy; and Stephen O’Reilly, Aviation Business Development, Dublin Airport.
- Aer Lingus commenced services on two routes from Dublin (DUB) this week, starting on 18 May with a thrice-weekly (Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) service to Pisa (PSA). Services on the 1,627-kilometre route will face direct competition from Ryanair, which offers five weekly rotations. On 20 May the carrier launched its second route of the week, this time a 1,323-kilometre route to Montpellier (MPL). Commenting on the launch of services to the French destination, a route which will operate twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays), Declan Kearney, Director of Communications, Aer Lingus, said: “We are delighted to officially begin our new route for summer to Montpellier. The South of France is a very popular destination for Irish holidaymakers and bookings are very strong on our Montpellier service. It’s an exciting time for Aer Lingus as we introduce new sun routes such as Murcia, Pisa and Montpellier of course, not to mention our new transatlantic routes.” Both of Aer Lingus’ new routes will be operated on the carrier’s A320 fleet.