Aer Lingus’ inaugural service direct to Miami, Florida, has taken off from Dublin Airport.
Flight EI141 operated by an Airbus A330-200 series is the first ever scheduled service between Ireland and Miami, Florida.
Renowned for its beautiful beaches, art deco architecture and Cuban-inspired cuisine, Miami marks Aer Lingus’ thirteenth direct route to North America and will operate as a three times weekly service from Dublin year-round.
Together with Orlando, Aer Lingus now flies daily to Florida direct from Dublin.
Growing its long haul network continues to be the key strategic focus for Aer Lingus as it expands its Dublin Airport base into a major European transatlantic gateway.
The convenience of US customs and border protection services at Dublin has enhanced the continued growth of Aer Lingus’ Dublin operation as a connecting gateway.
Passengers from Britain can take advantage of the new service thanks to Aer Lingus’ easy transatlantic connections from 18 key UK airports.
When connecting in Dublin, Aer Lingus guests can pre-clear US customs allowing them to pass through domestic channels upon landing for a smooth and swift arrival in the USA.
“We eagerly look forward to welcoming Aer Lingus and its passengers to Miami International Airport and Miami-Dade County,” said Miami-Dade aviation director Emilio González.
“In addition to becoming MIA’s 22nd European route, Dublin will be the airport’s first pre-clearance trans-Atlantic destination – allowing passengers to clear customs before they leave Ireland and arrive in Miami as domestic fliers.
“We are proud to partner with Aer Lingus on this first-ever connection between Miami and Dublin, and to continue MIA’s route network expansion throughout Europe.”