Aer Lingus has marked the reopening of the United States to non-essential international travel with a 48-hour flash sale offering €100 off return flights to top destinations in America.
Direct flights are now available to top destinations including New York, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orlando, Washington, Seattle and Philadelphia from as little as €169 each way including taxes and charges. Aer Lingus will also re-introduce flying from Shannon in March to New York and Boston with 14 flights per week to the USA.
The sale will end at midnight on 9 November.
Lynne Embleton, CEO of Aer Lingus said: “Today marks a very important moment for Aer Lingus, the travel and tourism sector and the whole Irish economy.
“After 20 long months, we are re-establishing Dublin Airport as the most efficient connecting hub between the US and Europe,” she added.
Every seat is booked
The demand for transatlantic travel has been enormous and almost every seat on Aer Lingus services to the U.S. are full.
The carrier is operating 70 flights to and from US favourites like New York, Chicago, Boston and Washington DC.
The airline will operate 16* transatlantic routes in 2022 and plans to increase its transatlantic capacity over the coming months, anticipating strong customer demand in the months ahead.
Partnering with VeriFly
In order to make travel easier, Aer Lingus has partnered with VeriFLY. By downloading the VeriFLY app and uploading Covid-19 related documentation required for their destination, Aer Lingus customers can ensure that all of their Covid-19 related documentation is verified before travel.
Peter O’Neill, COO of Aer Lingus said: “To make the process easier for our customers, we have invested in VeriFLY a travel pass app that allows users to upload and ensure that their travel documentation is checked and approved before travelling to the airport.
“Aer Lingus customers cannot check-in online ahead of flights to / from the USA unless they use VeriFLY. This will allow customers to get their online boarding pass and go straight to bag drop / boarding gate, and avoid queuing at check-in. Our teams across the airline are looking forward to welcoming customers back to the airport and back on-board.”
Book with confidence policy extended
Aer Lingus has also extended its market-leading ‘Book with Confidence’ policy which allows all customers travelling with the airline to change their travel dates free of charge, and as many times as they wish, up to seven days before they travel. The flexible booking policy is available on all bookings up until 30th September 2022.
Football classic returns
In a further boost to Irish tourism Aer Lingus is delighted to support the return of US College Football to the Aviva Stadium next summer.
The Aer Lingus College Football Classic will see the teams and thousands of Northwestern Wildcats and the Nebraska Cornhuskers supporters travel to Ireland during August 2022, and the much-anticipated Navy-Notre Dame fixture is to return to the Aviva Stadium in August 2023.