Aer Lingus relaunched service between Shannon and Boston on Thursday (March 10th), and will restart service from Shannon to New York today. Both flights will be operated daily for a total of 14 weekly flights between Shannon and the U.S.
On Thursday (March 10, 2022), Aer Lingus announced the restart of daily nonstop flights between Shannon and Boston, with daily service to New York service resuming today. Aer Lingus is the only airline offering service from Shannon to Boston and New York-JFK this summer, with a total of 14 weekly flights. For summer 2022, Aer Lingus will offer their largest transatlantic seat capacity from Shannon in 17 years, as the airline operates two next generation Airbus A321neoLRs from the airport. The A321neoLR offers 15 percent fuel savings compared to an A321ceo, as well a 50 percent reduction in noise footprint versus previous generation models. In Business Class the aircraft features 16 fully lie-flat seats, fine dining and complimentary Wi-Fi, while Economy Class guests will enjoy a complimentary meal, snack and soft drinks inflight, and top entertainment including the latest movie releases, TV boxsets, games and music.
Speaking on the relaunch of transatlantic service from Shannon, Aer Lingus’ Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Donal Moriarty, said,
“We are delighted to resume our transatlantic routes from Shannon to Boston and New York, restoring regional connectivity to the mid-west of Ireland and allowing Aer Lingus to unite friends, families, and businesses once more. This summer we will be operating our largest transatlantic seat capacity from Shannon in 17 years. Aer Lingus customers will avail of a more innovative and sustainable travel experience as they travel across the Atlantic in our two A321LR neo which will operate from Shannon airport and our unique warm Aer Lingus welcome.
“As always, customers flying to North America with Aer Lingus will enjoy complimentary meals and drinks, endless hours of in-flight entertainment, Wi-Fi on board and US Customs and Border pre-clearance at Shannon airport.”
Also commenting on the resumed services, Shannon Group’s CEO, Mary Considine, said,
“The links between the US and the West of Ireland are a huge part of Shannon’s story. We are delighted to be here today to mark another milestone in the airport’s recovery with the re-establishment of crucial US air links that were suspended as a result of the pandemic. It is a fantastic day for our passengers, our staff, the broader airport community and the US Customs and Border Protection team here at Shannon Airport. The restoration of these daily vital U.S. services will be a welcome boost for the West of Ireland economy, and will see friends, family and business communities reconnected.”
Aer Lingus will operate 14 nonstop routes between Ireland and North America in 2022, including service to New York, Miami, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orlando, Washington D.C., Seattle and Philadelphia.
Aer Lingus has partnered with VeriFLY to simplify the travel experience. By downloading the VeriFLY app and uploading COVID-19 related documentation, Aer Lingus customers can ensure everything is verified before arrival at the airport for departure. The carrier’s ‘Book with Confidence’ policy also allows customers to change flights as many times as they want free of charge, up to seven days prior to travel (a fare difference may apply). The flexible booking policy is available on all booking through September 30, 2022. Additionally, most fares include the option to exchange for a guaranteed voucher up to 14 days before travel, and guests who book Advantage, Flex, Business or Business Flex fares have the option of a cash refund if they decide not to travel.
Source: Aer Lingus