Aer Lingus will resume a daily transatlantic service from Dublin Airport to Hartford, Connecticut as part of its summer 2023 schedule.
The news follows the announcement of a new route to Cleveland, Ohio for next year and will bring the total number of transatlantic services to 16.
Daily Hartford services will resume from March 26 using a single-aisle Airbus A321neoLR aircraft, offering Bradley International Airport its only direct flights to Europe.
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“Aer Lingus is moving forward with its North American expansion plans,” said its CEO Lynne Embleton, who told the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications last week that the airline was “back on the growth path.”
Aer Lingus operates three transatlantic routes from Manchester and is developing Dublin Airport into a hub for transatlantic travel. Outbound passengers can also use US preclearance facilities, while inbound travelers from North America can use the airline’s 28 routes to UK and European destinations.
Aer Lingus first launched its Hartford route in 2016 but fell victim to the collapse of aviation during the pandemic.
“Resuming the Aer Lingus route has been a top priority of our recovery strategy,” said Kevin A. Dillon, AAE, executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority.
“We look forward to rebuilding the service, continuing the strong momentum it had before the pandemic hit, and bringing back easy and fast transatlantic access with an award-winning airline.”
Often referred to as the “Insurance Capital of the World,” Hartford is the capital of Connecticut and is home to the Mark Twain House and is close to Yale University.
https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-news/aer-lingus-to-restart-flights-from-dublin-airport-to-hartford-connecticut-42053873.html Aer Lingus is resuming flights from Dublin Airport to Hartford, Connecticut