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Aer Lingus partners with the X Factor

Aer Lingus partners with the X Factor

Ireland’s national airline, Aer Lingus, has been revealed as an Airline Partner of the X Factor 2018 in a deal which will see the airline appear on the prime-time ITV talent show.

Scores of aspiring singers are taking part in the hit ITV show, all competing to make it to the top and win a major recording contract.

Aer Lingus flew the Girls, Groups and Overs to the ‘Judges’ Houses’ in style and comfort.

As revealed in the first ‘Judges’ Houses show, the Girls group flew from London to Los Angeles in California, via Dublin.

Once there, they performed to try and secure a place in the live shows, which begin later this month.


Aer Lingus currently flies to 13 destinations in North America and offers a seamless connection for UK travellers via Dublin Airport.

It recently announced two new destinations: Montréal in Canada and Minneapolis-St. Paul which will commence summer 2019.

The X Factor contestants’ destination for the popular ‘Judges’ Houses’ episodes are revealed in the Judges Houses episodes.

Ruth Ranson, Aer Lingus director of communications, said: “Aer Lingus is proud to be an Airline Partner of The X Factor.

“We hope that The X Factor contestants enjoyed taking to the skies with Aer Lingus.

“Our dedicated cabin crew, flight crew and ground staff, who go above and beyond every day to ensure our guests experience the very best service in the sky, were instrumental to ensuring the success of this partnership.

“With a route network including 15 destinations in North America, it’s easier than ever to fly to the US and Canada with Aer Lingus and enjoy the amazing Irish hospitality of Ireland’s four-star airline.”

Filming for the show took place at Heathrow’s Terminal 2, and included contestants checking-in for their flights, inside the exclusive Aer Lingus business class lounge and on board in the airline’s stylish Business Class cabins.

Aer Lingus check-in agents and cabin crew also appear on the show to reveal to excited contestants where they’ll be flying to, so they are able to relax in comfort until they appear at their final destination to perform before the judges.