Aer Lingus Group will commence scheduled services between Dublin and London Gatwick from the end of October 2007. The London Gatwick service will operate four times daily at times scheduled to suit both business and leisure travellers.
This schedule, which will include the first morning departure of any carrier from Dublin to London Gatwick, will complement Aer Lingus’ highly successful Dublin to London Heathrow service.
London Gatwick is the UK’s second largest airport, serving the southeast of England and with a 30-minute connection to central London.
This expansion brings to fourteen the number of new routes introduced so far in 2007 and is underpinned by the addition of two new A320 short haul aircraft, which will arrive later this year and increase the Aer Lingus short-haul fleet to 32 aircraft.
Speaking about the route launch, Aer Lingus Planning Director Stephen Kavanagh said; “The introduction of a new London gateway strengthens our existing network and reflects the growing demand from customers for low fares combined with good service. With over 60 direct services from Ireland to Europe, including popular business, city break and sun destinations we are clearly focused on giving our customers more choice, low fares and an enhanced travel experience”.