Aer Lingus today, Wednesday May 10th took delivery of the airline’s second long range Airbus A330-200. This aircraft will enable the Los Angeles service to more than double to seven flights per week and brings to seven the number of Airbus A330 aircraft in the Aer Lingus fleet.
The aircraft, EI-EWR, St. Laurence O’Toole, will be used on the direct Los Angeles route, which started in May of last year with just three services per week. This will now increase to daily services between Ireland and Los Angeles from June 01st. The new schedule will include a direct non-stop Shannon - Los Angeles service operating on Saturdays. This important gateway to the west coast of the USA provides a major tourism and commercial market to the Irish tourist and business community.
The Aer Lingus schedule to the USA now includes services to five different airports, New York - Kennedy and Newark, Boston, Chicago and of course, Los Angeles. Aer Lingus has increased capacity to the USA from 1.2 to 1.4 million seats this year with extra services to Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles.