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Aer Lingus Summer Schedule Released

Aer Lingus summer 2023 schedule with 53 European destinations from Ireland is now on sale and includes new destinations including Kos, Brindisi in Puglia and Olbia in Sardinia. Aer Lingus will commence twice weekly flights to the new destinations starting with Kos and Olbia from May and Brindisi from June.

New routes for Summer 2023

Aer Lingus is introducing three new routes to its short-haul network for summer 2023. The Greek island Kos and two new Italian destinations, Olbia in Sardinia and Brindisi in Puglia.

The schedule includes favourite destinations for Irish holidaymakers seeking summer sun next year in Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Canaries and the Med, as well as lots of city break destinations to choose from throughout Europe.

Transatlantic Flights

Summer 2023 will also be Aer Lingus’ largest ever transatlantic schedule with 2.25 million transatlantic seats and 15 direct transatlantic flights available from Ireland – an increase of 20% more seats from Ireland to North America compared with 2019. Introducing Cleveland Ohio, for the first time and the return of Hartford, Connecticut, the schedule also includes favourite destinations such as New York, Chicago, Boston, LA, San Francisco, Toronto, Washington, Seattle and Philadelphia.

Direct flights from Manchester to Barbados, New York and Orlando are all available to book now, as well as connecting options from Dublin and Cork.

Aer Lingus in 2023

Aer Lingus increases seats to Euro-Leisure destinations by 18% vs. last year reflecting consumer demand for sun

Aer Lingus shares that travel trends predict demand for sun destinations, solo-travel and desire for cultural experiences in 2023.

The summer 2023 schedule reflects the significant bounce back in leisure travel and the increasing demand for European sun destinations, particularly along the Mediterranean. Aer Lingus is increasing its peak summer capacity to Malaga and Faro from both Cork and Dublin. It is also increasing capacity on other popular European routes including, Alicante, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Perpignan, Izmir, Bordeaux, and Athens from Dublin. In fact, Aer Lingus is increasing seats to Euro-Leisure destinations by 18% compared to last year, reflecting consumer demand for sun.

Tapping into Travel Trends for 2023

2023 is forecasted to show strong demand for family favourite holiday destinations like Spain and Portugal which offer the comfort and reassurance of the familiar.  Whereas younger generations seek adventure along the paths less travelled.

North America – 2.25 Million Seats for Summer 2023

Looking to North America, Aer Lingus will have a bumper 2.25 million seats on sale for Summer 2023, making it a record schedule in its history of flying across the Atlantic. In peak summer Aer Lingus will deploy its full Airbus A330 fleet and A321neo LR aircraft on the Atlantic, enabling Aer Lingus to offer 20% more seats from Ireland to North America than in 2019.

Key favourites Boston, New York JFK, Chicago and Washington D.C will operate double-daily from Dublin during peak summer; new route Cleveland, Ohio will commence in May; and Hartford, Connecticut will resume in March for the first time since the pandemic. Aer Lingus will operate a total of 15* North American routes from Ireland next summer.

The Aer Lingus Summer Schedule 2023 is now available on aerlingus.com

North American Routes out of Ireland – Summer 2023

Dublin – New York, JFK

Dublin – Newark (NY)

Dublin – Boston

Dublin – Chicago

Dublin – Washington D.C – increase to double daily service from single daily service in 2019

Dublin – Philadelphia

Dublin – Hartford

Dublin – Cleveland, Ohio – new route

Dublin – Orlando – increases to 5 times weekly from 4 weekly services in 2019

Dublin – Seattle – increases to daily from 5 times weekly in 2019

Dublin – Los Angeles – larger Airbus A330 aircraft operating route

Dublin – San Francisco

Dublin – Toronto

Shannon – Boston

Shannon – New York, JFK – increase of one weekly service vs. 2019

*Please note – Dublin – Miami service operates seasonally as part of Aer Lingus’ winter schedule.

Key European Growth Routes 2023

Aer Lingus will operate 63 routes and 53 destinations out of Ireland to Europe and the UK. Responding to consumer demand for more sun routes, Aer Lingus has increased its capacity during peak summer on key European routes. Key route capacity increases are outlined below.

RouteFrequencyCapacity Increase
Dublin – Malaga27 flights per week32% increase
Dublin – Alicante6 flights per week20% increase
Dublin – Las Palmas5 flights per week67% increase
Dublin – Tenerife8 flights per week14% increase
Dublin – Bordeaux7 flights per week40% increase
Dublin – Perpignan4 flights per week33% increase
Dublin – Geneva9 flights per week29% increase
Dublin – Izmir4 flights per week33% increase
Dublin – Athens4 flights per week33% increase
Dublin – Prague5 flights per week25% increase
Cork – Malaga7 flights per week40% increase
Cork – Faro6 flights per weekDoubled increase
Source: Aerlingus.com
Shane Cullen
Shane Cullen
Shane Cullen has been managing director of a media production studio for nearly 20 years working on projects for a global clientele. He has worked in the travel industry for over a decade and as a travel journalist since 2015. He is passionate about travel, film & photography. He also has a keen interest in emerging technology.
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