Aer Lingus records fastest year for transatlantic sales, with 1m seats booked

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  • Visitor Numbers from North America were up by more than one third this St Patrick’s Day versus 2016
  • Aer Lingus has already sold 1 million transatlantic seats for travel in 2017 – its fastest year on record for transatlantic sales

Aer Lingus said it carried record numbers from North America to Ireland for the St Patrick’s festival, with visitor numbers from North America up by more than one third on last year. It said this year will be the fastest on record for transatlantic seat sales, with 1m sold so far for travel in 2017.

Stephen Kavanagh, CEO of Aer Lingus

Stephen Kavanagh of Aer Lingus

 

The carrier said that while traditional cities such as Boston and New York continue to drive strong numbers to Ireland, there has been a “significant increase” in traffic from Orlando and Chicago.

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Declan Kearney, Director of Communications, Aer Lingus said: “We currently fly to 11 North American destinations, having added three new routes last year – Hartford, Newark and Los Angeles.”

This summer Aer Lingus will operate 13 routes between Ireland and North America, flying to popular cities including New York and Boston from both Dublin and Shannon together with Los Angeles, Toronto, San Francisco, Washington, Chicago, Orlando, Newark and Hartford from Dublin, as well as the airline’s new direct route to Miami in September 2017.

Overall, Dublin Airport saw more than 376,000 passengers arriving and departing through the airport for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Cork Airport welcomed an estimated 30,000 passengers

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