On 28 September Dublin Airport welcomed the arrival of Aer Lingus’ latest transatlantic venture, a 4,937-kilometre route to Hartford in the state of Connecticut. To commemorate the service, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held in the Irish capital. Fronting the cutting along with the crew are Declan Kearney, Director of Communications, Aer Lingus, and Paul O’Kane, Chief Communications Officer, DAA (Dublin Airport Authority).
To celebrate the start of Aer Lingus flights from Dublin, Hartford Airport also had a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the route. Aer Lingus will initially operate four weekly flights on the airport pair, with the frequency increasing to daily from 5 October for the remainder of the summer season, with flights reducing back to four times weekly in time for the start of W16/17.
- Aer Lingus launched its latest transatlantic venture from Dublin (DUB) on 28 September, a 4,937-kilometre route to Hartford (BDL). Initially launched with a four times weekly frequency, the 757-200 operated sector will increase to a daily rotation from 5 October for the remainder of the summer season, with flights reducing back to four times weekly for the beginning of W16/17 when referring to OAG schedules. Hartford becomes Aer Lingus’ ninth US destination from Dublin, and tenth in North America. The airline already links the Irish capital to Boston, Chicago O’Hare, Los Angeles, New York (JFK and Newark), Orlando, San Francisco and Washington Dulles in the US along with Toronto Pearson in Canada. The link faces no direct competition and becomes Hartford’s first transatlantic service in over a decade. Take a closer look at anna.aero’s live report from the inaugural flight between Dublin and Hartford. See how Hartford Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.