Aer Lingus Announces New Route From Dublin to U.S.

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Aer Lingus recently announced plans for a new transatlantic route from Dublin to the US city of Cleveland.

The service will run four times a week, starting on 19th May  2023, and at the moment looks to be the only nonstop route between Europe and the city in Ohio.

Flights will be operated by the carrier’s A321 LR aircraft, with the following timetable:

  • EI87 to depart Dublin on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 15:30, arriving in Cleveland at 18:50
  • EI86 to depart Cleveland on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 20:20, arriving in Dublin at 08:50 the following day

Fares start from £249 each way.

‘Fun Fact’: Cleveland is on the southern shore of Lake Erie and is home to the Cleveland Clinic and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

This new service means that Aer Lingus will operate a total of 15 transatlantic routes between Ireland and North America in summer 2023. It also operates three long-haul services from Manchester to New York, Orlando and Barbados.

Commenting on the news Reid Moody, Aer Lingus chief strategy and planning officer, said:

“This is a significant announcement for Aer Lingus as we deliver on our ambition to grow our transatlantic network.

The commencement of a new route, accompanied with further network connectivity, is an exciting milestone for the airline during a critical time of recovery for our business.

The new service to Cleveland not only provides a direct connection to Ireland but connections to over 20 popular European destinations via our Dublin Hub.”

Bottom line

It’s always good to have more options to redeem/earn Avios on transatlantic flights. Even if your heart isn’t set on visiting Cleveland specifically, you might still be able to benefit from the additional award space and then connect on to your actual destination.

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