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Aer Lingus Announces Two New Italian Destinations From Dublin for the Summer 2020 Season

Updated: Jan 11, 2020

On Wednesday, Aer Lingus announced new service from Dublin to Brindisi in the Puglia region of Italy and Alghero, Sardinia. Additionally, the Irish flag carrier will offer the highest-ever capacity to North America next summer.

Aer Lingus Airbus A320 - Courtesy Aer Lingus

Adding to last week’s announcement of new service from Shannon to Paris and Barcelona, Aer Lingus announced Wednesday that they will service Brindisi, Puglia and Alghero, Sardinia during the summer 2020 season. With the newly announced routes, Aer Lingus will now offer direct flights to 11 Italian cities from Dublin next summer. Brindisi is in the Puglia region of Italy and is situated on the Adriatic coast. The city offers baroque architecture, ancient temples and pristine beaches along with quaint restaurants, featuring fresh locally sourced seafood. Travelers can explore the greater Puglia region, from olive groves in Salento to traditional Trulli houses in Alberobello. Aer Lingus will also offer new service to Alghero in northwest Sardinia. The medieval city of Alghero is known for its culture, food and a bustling nightlife, not to mention kilometers of sandy coastline. Visitors to Sardinia can enjoy mountainous hiking trails and enjoy the bronze-age ruins of Su Nuraxi di Barumini, often called “Sardinia’s Stonehenge.” In Wednesday’s announcement, Aer Lingus’ Chief Commercial Officer, David Shepherd said,

“We are thrilled to offer Irish guests even more ways to explore Europe with the addition of two new direct routes from Dublin to Italy – Brindisi, Puglia and Alghero in Sardinia – and our new routes from Shannon direct to Paris and Barcelona. Our ambition for the future of Aer Lingus is underpinned by a profitable, sustainable short-haul network and our summer 2020 schedule is a testament to this commitment.”

During the summer of 2020 Aer Lingus will offer 1.9M transatlantic seats to North America, the highest-ever capacity. Service to Orlando, Florida will be increased from four to six flights weekly and frequency to Miami will be increased from two to three weekly flights. Aer Lingus will also offer daily service from Dublin to Seattle, an increase from five weekly flights. Service to Los Angeles, Washington DC and Minneapolis-St. Paul will soon be upgraded to Airbus A330s and by next summer, all remaining Boeing 757s will have been replaced with Airbus A321neo LR (Long Range) aircraft.

Source: Aer Lingus


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