Published on November 27th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer0
Aer Lingus Returns to Orlando
Aer Lingus has restarted its service from Dublin to Orlando from today for the first time since March 2020. The restarted service will operate three times per week with flights on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The first flight was operated by an Airbus A330-300, EI-FNH with an on-time departure of 12.20 pm with a 15.50 local time arrival into Orlando.
Re-connecting Ireland with the South East of the US for the first time since March 2020, the direct Dublin to Orlando route is hugely important for recreational travel in Ireland. Orlando has some of the world’s most popular theme parks and is a firm favourite for family trips throughout the year.
Aer Lingus has been increasing its transatlantic services in recent weeks since the reduction in restrictions on entering the United States. Service to Newark has returned recently and San Francisco will return to the network from 12th December with a 12.20 pm departure from Dublin. In March 2022, Aer Lingus will re-introduce flights to the USA from Shannon, with 14 flights a week to New York and Boston. Passengers on transatlantic services will be able to avail of US Customs and Border pre-clearance at Dublin and Shannon airports.
Commenting on the return of the Orlando service, the Executive Vice-President US at Aer Lingus, Bill Byrne said, “We are so happy to be flying to the US from Dublin again, and this weekend we can once again connect families, friends and businesses to Florida. Flying to Orlando is an important step in the resumption of our services and will no doubt be very meaningful to those people with connections to the Sunshine State. We are excited to welcome guests back on board over the Thanksgiving holiday period. Customers can look forward to our transatlantic in-flight food, drink and entertainment services on board with top-class entertainment including the latest movie releases, TV boxsets, games and music. Along with Wi-fi and the PressReader app which offers passengers over 7,000 digital newspapers & magazines via their smart device.”