Aer Lingus Announces New Route to Spanish resort of Alicante

Aer Lingus today announced a new scheduled service from Dublin to Alicante for the summer period. The service to the Costa Blanca resort will start on Tuesday 02 April with two flights weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays and follows the airline`s recent announcement of new routes to Malaga, Barcelona and Nice.

The airline also announced an increase in frequency on its Malaga service from 3 to 5 flights weekly. Aer Lingus will now operate 38 flights weekly offered in its summer schedule to Spain.

The airline`s Chief Operations Officer, Seamus Kearney, said he was delighted to introduce this new scheduled service to yet another popular sunspot. “This is another example of how we are constantly sourcing new initiatives aimed at providing services which our customers require, and at the same time offering excellent value for money. In January Aer Lingus announced new routes to Malaga and Barcelona and Mr Kearney indicated very strong advance bookings for these routes. “Already almost 30,000 customers have booked Spanish holiday destinations. Such is the demand for Malaga, we have increased the service to 5 flights weekly from April. We hope the addition of Alicante will be equally well received with the travelling public”, he added.

Mr Kearney anticipated the new Alicante service would add to the already successful seat sale launched by the airline in January. The airline has committed to offering 2.5 million low fares seats in 2002 and since January over 300,000 of these have been snapped up.