Aer Lingus is the national flag carrier airline of Ireland who's founded in 1936 and operates from its base at Dublin Airport. The Irish carrier flies to over 100 destinations including Aberdeen, Agadir, Alicante, Athens, Baltimore, Belfast, Berlin, Birmingham, Chicago, Copenhagen, Cork, Derry, Dusseldorf, Faro, Edinburgh, Lyon, Madrid, Milan, Munich, New York, Stuttgart, Toronto and many others. The carrier serves over 12 million passengers per year.
In 2015, the International Airlines Group (IAG) bought the Aer Lingus shares from the Irish Government and Ryanair to complete the IAG's takeover. The airline was previously a member of the oneworld alliance, but it has no plans to re-enter the alliance despite the majority of IAG airlines being a member of oneworld.
In 2021, the airline launched a sister company operating out of Manchester, England, called Aer Lingus UK.
Aer Lingus announced that it is operating flights from Manchester to Orlando, Barbados and New York in Summer 2021 and Boston in Summer 2022.
|Austria||Vienna||Vienna International Airport|
|Barbados||Barbados||Bridgetown/Grantley Adams Airport|
|Canada||Toronto||Toronto Pearson International Airport|
|Czech Republic||Prague||Václav Havel Airport Prague|
|France||Marseille||Marseille Provence Airport|
|France||Nantes||Nantes Atlantique Airport|
|France||Nice||Nice Côte d'Azur Airport|
|France||Paris||Charles de Gaulle Airport|
|Germany||Berlin||Berlin Tegel Airport|
|Greece||Athens||Athens International Airport|
|Greece||Corfu||Corfu International Airport|
|Greece||Rhodes||Rhodes International Airport|
|Hungary||Budapest||Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport|
|Ireland||Knock||Ireland West Airport Knock|
|Isle of Man||Douglas||Isle of Man Airport|
|Italy||Bologna||Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport|
|Italy||Milan||Milan Linate Airport|
|Italy||Milan||Milan Malpensa Airport|
|Italy||Naples||Naples International Airport|
|Italy||Pisa||Pisa International Airport|
|Italy||Rome||Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport|
|Italy||Venice||Venice Marco Polo Airport|
|Italy||Verona||Verona Villafranca Airport|
|Jersey||Saint Helier||Jersey Airport|
|Lithuania||Vilnius||Vilnius International Airport|
|Netherlands||Amsterdam||Amsterdam Airport Schiphol|
|Morocco||Agadir||Agadir–Al Massira Airport|
|Poland||Warsaw||Warsaw Chopin Airport|
|Portugal||Lisbon||Lisbon Portela Airport|
|Spain||Barcelona||Barcelona–El Prat Airport|
|Spain||Las Palmas||Gran Canaria Airport|
|Spain||Madrid||Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport|
|Spain||Palma de Mallorca||Palma de Mallorca Airport|
|Spain||Santiago de Compostela||Santiago de Compostela Airport|
|Spain||Tenerife||Tenerife South Airport|
|Turkey||İzmir||Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport|
|United Arab Emirates||Dubai||Dubai International Airport|
|United Kingdom||Aberdeen||Aberdeen Airport|
|United Kingdom||Belfast||George Best Belfast City Airport|
|United Kingdom||Birmingham||Birmingham Airport|
|United Kingdom||Bristol||Bristol Airport|
|United Kingdom||Edinburgh||Edinburgh Airport|
|United Kingdom||Glasgow||Glasgow Airport|
|United Kingdom||Leeds/Bradford||Leeds Bradford Airport|
|United Kingdom||London||Gatwick Airport|
|United Kingdom||London||Heathrow Airport|
|United Kingdom||Manchester||Manchester Airport|
|United Kingdom||Newcastle Upon Tyne||Newcastle International Airport|
|United Kingdom||Newquay||Newquay Airport|
|United States||Boston||Logan International Airport|
|United States||Chicago||Chicago O'Hare International Airport|
|United States||Hartford||Bradley International Airport|
|United States||Los Angeles||Los Angeles International Airport|
|United States||Miami||Miami International Airport|
|United States||Minneapolis||Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport|
|United States||New York City||John F. Kennedy International Airport|
|United States||Newark||Newark Liberty International Airport|
|United States||Orlando||Orlando International Airport|
|United States||Philadelphia||Philadelphia International Airport|
|United States||San Francisco||San Francisco International Airport|
|United States||Seattle||Seattle-Tacoma International Airport|
|United States||Washington, D.C.||Washington Dulles International Airport|
Passengers are permitted a carry on bag, weighing a maximum of 10kg. This item must be no more than 55 x 40 x 24 cm. Please note that Aer Lingus regional services baggage allowance is a 7kg bag that is no larger than 48 x 33 x 20cm.
In addition, passengers are permitted one small personal item, such as a small handbag, a laptop case, camera case or reading material.
Checked bags must not exceed the combined dimensions of 158cm and all bags must weigh less than 32kg.
Passengers travelling within Europe can purchase the following bag sizes:
Passengers travelling on transatlantic routes are permitted one bag weighing 23kg.
If you wish to buy excess baggage, please contact our customer service team.
For European flights, this opens 30 days before flying, and closes depending on the departure airport:
For transatlantic flights, online check in will open 24 hours prior to departure, closing 2 hours before.
Alternatively, passengers can check-in for their flights at the airport check-in counters:
|Flights||Recommended Arrival Time||Check-in Closing Time|
|Within Europe||2 hours before departure||45 minutes before departure|
|From London City Airport||2 hours before departure||30 minutes before departure|
|To / from North America||3.5 hours before departure||75 minutes before departure|
Standard seats are the majority of seats on the aircraft. This seating is similar to what you would expect from Economy Class. Passengers flying standard can also choose 'Choice Seats', to be the first off the plane when you arrive, or 'Exit Seats', situated at the emergency exit rows, meaning extra legroom!
On all transatlantic flights, Economy passengers are served a complimentary meal. Alternatively, passengers can ‘Dine Up’ to a superior meal service, using the best Irish ingredients, accompanied by a choice of red/white wine. Simply order online and present your voucher on board!
Pre-booking seats means you can get your preference between aisle or window.
Aer Lingus' Premium Economy class 'AerSpace' is available on select flights from 1st September 2019 and provides passengers with more space and comfort. no matter what the passenger's needs are.
Premium Economy passenger are given lounge access, premium boarding and security, as well as refreshments from the airline's in-flight menu.
Seats are set out in a 3 x 3 formation, with the middle seat left vacant as to give each passenger on either side more room.
Aer Lingus is dedicated to providing its Business Class passengers with a stress-free flight. The airline provides its passengers with ample space and legroom as well as Luxury Dining on board.
At the airline lounge, you can prepare for your flight away from the busy airport floor. Enjoy complimentary WIFI, drinks and snacks or head to the "Revival Lounge" to freshen up with a shower before your flight. The airline works with some of the best chefs in Ireland to provide you with a fusion of modern and traditional Irish Food using the freshest ingredients.
So that you can arrive at your destination feeling refreshed and alert, Business Class seats convert into a fully-flat 6.5ft bed. With a width of 22in, you'll have room to stretch out and get comfortable as you cross the Atlantic.
The airline doesn't have a First Class Cabin. The airlines' most premium cabin class, with the highest standard of service is Business Class.
As you cross the Atlantic, Aer Lingus offers an excellent range of blockbuster movies and engaging TV shows to keep you entertained. You can also play games and stay connected with in-flight WIFI.
Aer Lingus has episodes from your favourite addictive series as well as period dramas to keep you entertained during your flight.
With over 50 amazing releases, you're bound to find a film that suits your tastes. From award-winning movies to heartwarming animated films, the movies onboard your flight will keep you entertained for hours.
Passengers travelling in economy within Europe can purchase items from the ‘Bia’ menu. This menu features hot and cold means, such as a traditional Irish Breakfast, sandwiches, wraps, crisps, confectionery and cakes.
Passengers travelling transatlantic are given a complimentary meal. Passengers departing Ireland are given a hot lunch and a tasty evening snack, and passengers arriving in Ireland are given a hot dinner, and sometimes a hot breakfast sandwich on select flights.
Passengers on transatlantic flights can purchase additional meals from the Bia menu, either by pre-ordering or on board.
Aer Lingus offer passengers who are travelling to or from the U.S. the ability to order special meals. These must be requested online from the airline website at least 48 hours before departure, or 24 hours before when phoning the airline directly. The meals available are:
Travelling within Europe? Aer Lingus’ Bia menu allows passengers to purchase a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, such as spirits, beer, wine and also soft drinks.
On transatlantic flights, passengers are given complimentary soft drinks, with the opportunity to purchase alcoholic beverages.
Aer Lingus operates a frequent flyer program called AerClub to reward regular travellers.
AerClub is the first Irish airline loyalty programme to give its members the opportunity to collect reward points not only by booking flights on the carrier and selected air partners, but also on non-air travel purchases from an extensive range of brands that include retail, hotels and car hire.
Alternative Airlines customers can now pre-book Aer Lingus seats when purchasing their flight. Choose from available seats so you have the most comfortable flight possible.
Aer Lingus has a diversified Airbus fleet and a few ATR aircraft. These aircraft include Airbus 321, Airbus 320 and ATR 42/72 for short-haul operations and Airbus 330-200 and -300 and Airbus 321neoLR for medium to long-haul destinations.
The ATR aircraft are operated for Aer Lingus Regional, which is operated by Emerald Airlines.
Dublin Airport is the main hub airport for Aer Lingus and has two runways and can handle nearly 22m passengers every year.
Other airlines which fly to and from Dublin Airport include Aegean Airlines, Air Europa, Air Canada, Air Moldova, Air Transat, American Airlines, Blue Air, British Airways, FlyOne, Ryanair, SunExpress, Transavia, United Airlines and many others.
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