Aer Lingus has formally launched its new route from Washington DC’s Dulles Airport to Dublin, with an inaugural flight on Friday May 1st.
Operating on an Airbus A330-200, the service will include four flights a week. The first flight took off from Washington Dulles at 5.20pm.
This is the ninth transatlantic route for Aer Lingus, which is also planning to increase capacity on some of its other services this summer inclufing the Dublin to San Francisco route. Other changes include a third daily flight to New York from June to August, and a 20% capacity increase on the Shannon to Boston route during the summer period.
Additionally, Aer Lingus has expanded its presence in France with thrice-weekly seasonal departures to Nantes until September 12th.
Aer Lingus’ Chief Executive, Stephen Kavanagh, said: “We continue to grow our transatlantic business with the introduction of our direct service from Washington. The success of our customer proposition and the development of Dublin as a hub between North America and Europe will see us operate 24 daily departures across the Atlantic this summer”.