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Aer Lingus to Resume Service Between Manchester and Barbados From November 2, 2022

After a successful route launch in October 2021, Aer Lingus will resume service between Manchester and Barbados from November 2, 2022. The carrier will offer three weekly flights on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and the route will be serviced with an A330-300.


Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300 - Courtesy Aer Lingus

On Thursday (January 20, 2022), Aer Lingus announced that they will once again offer service between Manchester and Barbados for the winter 2022/23 season. Starting November 2, 2022, the carrier will offer three weekly flights on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and the route will be serviced with an Airbus A330-300 featuring 30 full lie-flat Business Class and 287 Economy Class seats. Flight EI031 will depart Manchester at 11:00, arriving in Barbados at 16:35, while the return flight, EI030, departs Barbados at 18:40 and arrives in Manchester at 07:10 the following morning (all times local).


In today’s announcement, Aer Lingus’ Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, Reid Moody, said,


“We are delighted to announce the return of our Barbados route from Manchester for winter 2022. When we launched the route last year, there was strong interest in the new non-stop transatlantic service from the North of England to the sandy beaches of Barbados. 2022 year is the year for travel and as consumer confidence returns, we look forward to extending a warm Aer Lingus welcome to families and sun seekers to and from the Caribbean.”


Travelers unable to wait until next November, can still book an Aer Lingus flight to Barbados now, as the route is operating this season until April 29, 2022. Flights can also be booked as part of a holiday package, thanks to the airline’s partnership with British Airways Holidays. As part of the Aer Lingus January Sale, fares are currently available to Barbados from €199 (as part a return trip purchase) if booked by midnight on January 31, 2022, for travel until April 29, 2022.

Aer Lingus (U.K.) Limited was established in 2021 as a subsidiary of Aer Lingus Limited, the national airline of Ireland founded in 1936. In 2019, Aer Lingus had over 100 routes flying direct from North America to Ireland and to onward destinations in the UK and Europe, carrying over 12 million guests annually. For 2022, the carrier has announced ambitious plans, with over 72 direct routes to 62 destinations. Aer Lingus will also operate 16 transatlantic routes from Dublin, Shannon and Manchester to North America and the Caribbean, including direct flights from Manchester to Barbados, New York-JFK and Orlando.



Source: Aer Lingus