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American Airlines and Aer Lingus Ink New Codeshare Agreement
American Airlines and Aer Lingus have signed a new codeshare agreement making travel from the U.S. to Ireland even more convenient. American Airlines will place their code on Aer Lingus flights from London Heathrow to Dublin and beyond.
On Tuesday (January 11, 2021), American Airlines announced the launch of a new codeshare partnership with Aer Lingus, increasing connectivity from the U.S. to Ireland and beyond. Under the agreement, American will place their code on Aer Lingus flights between London Heathrow (LHR) and Dublin (DUB). Customers can also book codeshare flights on Aer Lingus from Dublin to Amsterdam (AMS), Birmingham (BHX), London Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN), as well between London Heathrow and Belfast City (BHD), Cork (ORK) and Shannon (SNN). Additionally, guests traveling with Aer Lingus will now be able to book codeshare flights with American Airlines from Chicago (ORD) to Albuquerque (ABQ), Nashville (BNA), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Los Angeles (LAX), Seattle (SEA), San Francisco (SFO), San Jose, CA (SJC) and Tucson (TUS).
In Tuesday’s announcement, American Airlines’ Vice President of Alliances, Anmol Bhargava, said,
“We are excited to extend our relationship with our newest joint business partner, Aer Lingus, with this codeshare agreement. Through our trans-Atlantic joint business, customers have more choices to key destinations in Europe and now, Ireland.”
During 2021, Aer Lingus joined the Atlantic Joint Business (AJB) partnership between American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia and Finnair. Since launching in 2010, the AJB has brought benefits such as lower fares, more destinations, better schedules and additional frequencies.
Further commenting on the new codeshare partnership, Aer Lingus’ Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, Reid Moody, said,
“After almost two years of restricted travel we know that demand for dream vacations, business travel, and reconnecting families and friends in 2022 and beyond will be stronger than ever. We are delighted that through the codeshare agreement with American Airlines, Aer Lingus customers will be able to avail of greater connectivity options and more seamless travel between the U.S. and Europe via our Dublin hub, which also has the added benefit of US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) pre-clearance located in Dublin. Last week’s decision by the Irish Government to remove pre-departure COVID-19 test requirements for double-vaccinated passengers is more welcome news for those planning to travel. We look forward to extending our warm Aer Lingus welcome to more and more customers in the months ahead.”
Founded in 1936, Aer Lingus is the national airline of Ireland and a member of the International Airlines Group (IAG). For summer 2022, the carrier will operate over 100 routes, flying over 71 direct routes to 62 destinations from Ireland to the UK and Europe. The carrier will also operate 16 transatlantic routes from Dublin and Manchester to North America and the Caribbean.
American Airlines’ purpose is to “care for people on life’s journey.” Shares in the American Airlines Group, Inc., trade on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol AAL and the company’s stock is included in the S&P 500.
Source: American Airlines