Published on October 29th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer0
Aer Lingus Launch Summer 2022 Schedule
Aer Lingus has launched its 2022 summer schedule with 71 routes in total including 16 transatlantic routes. Aer Lingus already has its increased Christmas schedule on sale and will incrementally build capacity in the lead up to Summer 2022. This strong schedule reflects the airline’s ambition to build to pre-pandemic levels of flying over time and anticipates continued momentum in customer demand.
Due to popular demand, Aer Lingus has extended its ‘Book with Confidence’ policy which allows all customers travelling with the airline to change their travel dates free of charge, and as many times as they wish, up to seven days before they travel. The flexible booking policy is available on all bookings up until 30th September 2022.
Aer Lingus will increase its capacity on the North Atlantic routes with the reintroduction of services to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Orlando and Newark over the coming months. Shannon will also see daily transatlantic services to Boston and New York JFK for the summer season.
On the European network, Aer Lingus will operate to over 50 short-haul routes with Spain, Portugal, Italy and the Mediteranean sun spots returning for the summer season. London airports will be well served with Heathrow services from Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Belfast while Gatwick will have a direct service to Knock and Dublin.
Commenting on the summer season launch, the Aer Lingus Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, Reid Moody said, “This is an ambitious schedule for Summer 2022 and an important step for the airline, and the country, as we reconnect Ireland to the world. We know from our customer research that Irish people are very keen to get back flying, and we certainly are looking forward to welcoming them on board again. Month by month, we can see more and more people taking to the skies again. We’re confident that the demand is there for travel next year, and that is reflected in our announcement today. We can assure everyone that we continue to deploy all of our health and safety measures from check-in through to boarding, and on-board the aircraft. We are also delighted to announce the extension of our market-leading book with confidence policy, giving customers the option to change flights up to seven days before they fly.”