Aer Lingus Is Launching A New Direct US Route To Dublin Next Year

Aer Lingus recently announced plans for a new transatlantic route between Dublin and Cleveland, Ohio.

The service will run four times a week, starting on 19th May  2023, and at the moment looks to be the only nonstop route from Cleveland to Europe.

Flights will be operated by the carrier’s A321 LR aircraft, with the following timetable:

  • EI87 to depart Dublin on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 15:30, arriving in Cleveland at 18:50
  • EI86 to depart Cleveland on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 20:20, arriving in Dublin at 08:50 the following day

This new service means that Aer Lingus will operate a total of 15 transatlantic routes between Ireland and North America in summer 2023. It also operates three long-haul services to Manchester, England from New York, Orlando and Barbados.

Commenting on the news Reid Moody, Aer Lingus chief strategy and planning officer, said:

“This is a significant announcement for Aer Lingus as we deliver on our ambition to grow our transatlantic network.

The commencement of a new route, accompanied with further network connectivity, is an exciting milestone for the airline during a critical time of recovery for our business.

The new service to Cleveland not only provides a direct connection to Ireland but connections to over 20 popular European destinations via our Dublin Hub.”

Bottom line

It’s always good to have more options to redeem/earn Avios or American AAdvantage Miles on transatlantic flights. Even if Cleveland isn’t your local airport, you might still be able to connect there and benefit from the additional award space.

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