Aer Lingus (EI/EIN) has confirmed it is adding a four-times-per-week service to Denver, Colorado to its transatlantic network from Dublin next year.
The service will commence on 17th May 2024 and will be operated by one of the airline’s new Airbus A321XLR aircraft.
Aer Lingus also announced that it will be returning to Minneapolis from April 2024 also using an Airbus A321XLR which will also operate four times per week from 29th April increasing to daily from Autumn 2024.
Speaking at the launch of the new Aer Lingus transatlantic routes, Aer Lingus Chief Executive, Lynne Embleton said:
“With Dublin’s geographic position as the gateway to Europe, pre-clearance facilities at the airport and the strong, long-established Irish American ties, Aer Lingus is ideally placed to connect people and places across the Atlantic.”
“Denver and Minneapolis-St Paul are significant business destinations within the US and the new Aer Lingus routes facilitate corporate links and connectivity between Europe and North America, through our Dublin Hub. Denver’s position as the ‘Gateway to the Rockies’ and its outdoor appeal, from world-class skiing to hiking, opens up a whole new US experience to leisure travellers from Ireland and Europe.”
“This summer has been our biggest yet, with 2.25 million seats to North America and the successful addition of Cleveland, Ohio to our network. We are confident in our growth strategy and look forward to welcoming customers onboard these two new routes next year.’’
The new route brings the total number of North American destinations from Dublin to 18 and with pre-clearance into the US available at Dublin Airport it becomes an attractive option for UK passengers to go from local UK airports via the Irish capital.