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Published on November 18th, 2017 | by Alan Dwyer

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Aer Lingus announce New US West Coast route to Seattle

Aer Lingus have announced Seattle as their latest US destination for summer 2018. The new four-times-weekly service will operate on a year round basis starting on May 18, 2018. Seattle is the 12th transatlantic destination to be served from Dublin Airport and the new service will start a few weeks after the inaugural service by Aer Lingus to Philadelphia which was announced a few weeks ago.

Aer Lingus CEO Stephen Kavanagh

Speaking at the launch of Aer Lingus’ Dublin Seattle route, Stephen Kavanagh, CEO said “We are delighted to announce Seattle as our latest transatlantic route for summer 2018. We believe this service will offer great value choices to our guests and further enhance Ireland’s trade and business links with the U.S. Since joining International Airlines Group some two years ago we have grown and strengthened our Dublin Gateway to North America and we look forward to continuing this development in the years to come.”

Since 2014 Aer Lingus has significantly expanded its North American business and built a substantial transfer business as Dublin Airport is now the  the fifth largest airport in Europe for North American connectivity after Heathrow, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam with transatlantic traffic has increased by 67% in the past five years. Seattle will be Aer Lingus’ third city on west coast of the US with direct flights from Dublin as there are already direct services to San Francisco and Los Angeles. The new service to Seattle will be operated by an Airbus A330 aircraft and the new route will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

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