From October 27th next Aer Lingus will start four new routes linking Dublin with Prague, Vienna and Geneva and also serving Cork-Malaga. (The Prague route is subject to government approval.) These are in addition to the five new routes already launched this year from Dublin to Malaga, Barcelona, Nice, Alicante and Faro.
All nine new routes launched in a ten month period result from more effective utilisation of existing aircraft and require no additional aircraft or staff resources. These improved efficiencies and lower costs have translated directly into lower fares for customers. Aer Lingus has introduced over 3 million low fare seats this year at prices up to 60% lower than last year.
In making these announcements, Chief Executive Willie Walsh said:
“Lower costs mean lower prices for our customers. The key is cost. We are committed to aggressively reducing our costs on an ongoing basis. This is the only way to sustainable profits.”