Aer Lingus has certainly given Rocky an easier option to travel to Ireland, with the airline starting flights between Dublin and Philadelphia on 25 March. The Irish flag carrier will operate the 5,250-kilometre transatlantic route four times weekly using 757-200s, with the carrier facing direct competition from American Airlines.
- Aer Lingus has made Philadelphia (PHL) its 11th destination in the US, with the Irish flag carrier starting a four times weekly service to the Pennsylvanian city from Dublin (DUB). Launched 25 March, the 5,250-kilometre transatlantic route will be flown using the carrier’s 177-seat 757-200s which are on lease from ASL Airlines Ireland. Direct competition comes in the form of oneworld member American Airlines, with the US carrier already operating between the two airports daily. Aer Lingus will up its market presence across the Atlantic in May when it commences its next US route – Seattle-Tacoma. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Aer Lingus flew just under 1.26 million passengers to/from the US during the first nine months of 2017, an increase of 7.5% when compared to the same period of 2016. Vote for Philadelphia Airport’s cake in this week’s Cake of the Week Public Vote.