Aer Lingus resumes Dublin-Washington flights four times a week

Airline signals plans to rebuild transatlantic route network in wake of pandemic

Aer Lingus now flies to Washington, Boston, Chicago and JFK airport. Photograph: Alan Betson

Aer Lingus now flies to Washington, Boston, Chicago and JFK airport. Photograph: Alan Betson

 

Aer Lingus has resumed its Dublin to Washington Dulles route as it seeks to rebuild Ireland-US services suspended during the pandemic. The airline will operate a route from the Irish capital to Washington four times weekly, it said.

The direct route takes to four the number of US cities Aer Lingus flies to from Dublin, with the others being Boston, Chicago and New York’s JFK airport. However, its network of routes remains well shy of the pre-pandemic situation.

Masks and cleaning

“Safety remains our priority at Aer Lingus and we continue to implement measures such as mask requirements and additional cleaning, as has been in practice across the airline for the past year,” Aer Lingus chief operating officer Peter O’Neill said as flights restarted on Friday.

“We are also committed to making the flight experience as comfortable as possible and customers can enjoy our in-flight food, drink and entertainment services on board.”

The airline, owned by International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) and led by chief executive Lynne Embleton, said fares from Dublin to Washington would start at €259 each way.