Posted on: 23 October 2015 by Ross McSweeny
tAer Lingus is now operating 15 flights per week between Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) and Dublin on a 174 seat Airbus A320 aircraft, allowing passengers from Liverpool to connect onto Aer Lingus flights to North America.
Earlier this week, the carrier announced a number of new transatlantic services from Dublin to the US, with destinations including New York’s JFK and Newark airports, Boston, Chicago, Washington, Orlando, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Hartford, Connecticut and Toronto.
Dublin Airport also offers the ability for passengers to clear US immigration and customs before their flight departs, meaning they are seen as domestic arrivals. LJLA hopes this service will enhance its reputation as a convenient alternative for business travellers.
Andrew Cornish, CEO of Liverpool John Lennon Airport, commented, “Aer Lingus has an excellent short-haul and long-haul airline product with very competitive air fares. Passengers from across the Liverpool City Region now have the opportunity to fly to Dublin and on to the US with all the convenience of departing from their local airport, safe in the knowledge that on arrival in the US, they will be able to avoid the often lengthy immigration queues that can add an hour or more to the total journey time.”
“We are delighted to begin flights from Liverpool to Dublin. We believe that we can offer the region both great value flights to Dublin and also access to the fastest growing transatlantic gateway in Europe,” remarked Aer Lingus’ chief commercial officer, Keith Butler. “Aer Lingus offers convenient and seamless transfers options and with ten direct routes from Dublin to North America and onward connections with partner airlines to over 100 US and Canadian cities. We look forward to welcoming guests on board our new service.”