Aer Lingus Announces New Summer 2020 Service From Shannon to Barcelona and Paris
Updated: Jan 11, 2020
Air Lingus announced on Wednesday that they will launch routes to Paris and Barcelona from Shannon for the summer 2020 season. Aer Lingus is the largest operator at Shannon Airport and the new service will add 19% to their summer capacity there.
Today, Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus announced that they would be launching new service for the summer 2020 season from Shannon to Barcelona, Spain and Paris, France. The massively popular European destinations will undoubtedly be welcomed by Aer Lingus’ Shannon passengers. The new routes will increase summer 2020 service from Shannon to nine, up from seven in 2019. For passengers traveling from Barcelona and Paris, Aer Lingus will offer convenient transcontinental connections to New York and Boston via Shannon. Passengers wishing to connect to other destinations in North America and the Caribbean can seamlessly book flights through Aer Lingus with their U.S. airline partner JetBlue. In today’s announcement, Aer Lingus’ Chief Planning and Strategy Officer, Reid Moody said,
“We are delighted to illustrate our continued commitment to the Shannon region today by announcing two exciting new routes from the airport for summer 2020. The addition of both Paris and Barcelona to our schedule brings Aer Lingus’ network in Shannon up to nine routes for summer 2020. Our ambition for the future is underpinned by a profitable, sustainable short-haul network supported by our guest-focused brand and digitally-enabled value proposition. These new routes offer new business and leisure opportunities for Shannon, as well as providing fantastic inbound tourism for the region for visitors from both cities. This announcement illustrates our ambition for Shannon in the coming years.”
Aer Lingus will launch Shannon to Paris service on March 29, 2020 and the route will be operated with an Airbus A320. Four flights will be operated weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Shannon to Barcelona service will begin on May 2, 2020 and flights will operate thrice weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. In Wednesday’s announcement, Shannon Group CEO, Mary Considine stated,
The launch of these two new routes and the investment in two new A321LR aircraft at Shannon is evidence of the strong partnership we have with Aer Lingus. This development is a major advancement in our promise to connect our airport and the West of Ireland to a growing number of global destinations, helping us to make this region a thriving, connected place. We are excited about working with Aer Lingus and our stakeholders, to ensure these services are a success for the region, recognizing the key role they can play in supporting FDI, tourism and our indigenous enterprise sector.”
Aer Lingus is a member of the International Airlines Group (IAG) along with British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and Level. IAG announced Monday their planned acquisition of Spanish low-cost-carrier Air Europa for €1B.
Source: Aer Lingus