Published on December 4th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer0
Aer Lingus Add Santorini for Summer 2021
Aer Lingus will add Santorini in the Greek Islands to their network for the Summer 2021 season. This is the first new service announced by Aer Lingus since the COVID-19 pandemic brought international air travel to a shuddering halt. The service will start on 1st May and operate twice per week until 25th September. The service will operate on Saturday and Wednesday’s with a departure time of 14.40 from Dublin, arriving at 21.05 in Santorini. The return flight will depart 50 minutes later and arrive back in Dublin at 00.45 the following morning.
Santorini will be the forth destination in Greece, following on from Athens, Corfu and Rhodes. Santorini has undergone dramatic changes in recent years with the island’s volcanic remnants transformed into expansive cave hotels, plunge pools and rocky viewpoints. The Cycladic isle of orange skies and white chalk houses boasts a wealth of local fare served within cliff side eateries, black sand beaches and infinity views that are often finished off with spectacular sunsets.
Speaking as the new route was announced, Aer Lingus Chief Commercial Officer David Shepherd said, “We are delighted to announce our new service to Santorini as part of Aer Lingus’ Summer 2021 schedule and really give Irish holidaymakers something to look forward to. With the encouraging developments regarding vaccines and the introduction of improved testing regimes we are gearing up for a busy summer ahead. Our customers can book their summer holidays with confidence thanks to our flexible booking options and travel in the knowledge that the airline prioritises the safety and wellbeing of our customers and our people at all times.”
Aer Lingus are now offering ‘Book with Confidence’ packages which allows for lots of new ways to keep your flights flexible in case your plans change. Free Changes are available so you can change your flight for free as often as you need on any route and any fare until 31 May 2021. If you choose the Plus, Smart, Advantage or Flex fare and you can get a voucher for future bookings if you decide not to travel. A cash refund is available if you decide not to travel if you have purchased an ‘Advantage’ fare. Flights on the new route from Dublin to Santorini are now available to book at www.aerlingus.com