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Aer Lingus to Resume Direct Service Between Dublin and Hartford, Connecticut From March 26, 2023

Aer Lingus will recommence direct Daily Service Between Dublin and Hartford, Connecticut from March 26, 2023. This follows the recent announcement of the launch of new service between Dublin and Cleveland, Ohio for summer 2023.


Aer Lingus Airbus A321LR - Courtesy Airbus

On Thursday (October 6, 2022), Aer Lingus announced the resumption of direct daily service between Dublin and Hartford, Connecticut from March 26, 2023. This follows the carrier’s recent announcement of all-new direct service between Dublin and Cleveland, Ohio as part of their summer 2023 schedule. Hartford will become Aer Lingus’ 16th transatlantic route from Ireland. The new route also marks a major milestone for Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Hartford, as Aer Lingus will operate the only direct service from Hartford to Europe. Aer Lingus’ new Hartford service also offers travelers seamless onward connectivity to 28 UK and European Airports, including London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome and Prague, and many more. One-way fares between Dublin and Hartford start from €199, including taxes and charges.


In Thursday’s announcement, Aer Lingus’ Chief Executive Officer, Lynne Embleton, said,


“We are opening up key cities and regions in the United States to Irish and European customers, by adding new transatlantic routes to the Aer Lingus schedule. Daily flights to Hartford will bring travellers into the centre of Connecticut, home to global businesses, Yale University and renowned tourist attractions. Aer Lingus is forging ahead with its North American expansion plans, growing the number of transatlantic routes from its Dublin hub. The restart of the daily flight into Bradley International Airport is the only direct service to Europe, reflecting Aer Lingus’ ability to connect European customers with North America.”


Also commenting on the new Hartford-Dublin service, the Connecticut Airport Authority’s Executive Director, Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., said,


“The resumption of the Aer Lingus route has been a major priority in our recovery strategy. We look forward to rebuilding the service, continuing the strong momentum it had prior to the onset of the pandemic, and bringing back easy and quick transatlantic access with an award-winning airline.”

Hartford is the capital of the U.S. State of Connecticut, and is often referred to as the ‘insurance capital of the world’, as the city is home to the headquarters of many insurance companies. The city is also home to the Mark Twain House, where the author wrote his most famous works, and is close to Yale University, located in New Haven. Aer Lingus first started direct service to Hartford in September 2016, with the route suspended from March 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The summer seasonal service to Hartford will run from March 26th through the end of October 2023.



Source: Aer Lingus