Published on January 12th, 2022 | by Alan Dwyer0
Aer Lingus and American Announce Codeshare
Aer Lingus and American Airlines have announced a codeshare agreement to allow passengers seamless travel between Ireland and various destinations across the United States. Passengers travelling with Aer Lingus will now be able to book codeshare travel on American Airlines flights from Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to Albuquerque, Nashville, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose and Tucson.
In return, American Airlines will place its flight numbers on Aer Lingus flights between London Heathrow and Dublin. Passengers can also book codeshare flights on Aer Lingus from Dublin to Amsterdam, Birmingham, Gatwick and Manchester and from Heathrow to Belfast City, Cork and Shannon.
Commenting on the announcement of the codeshare deal, Aer Lingus’ Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, Reid Moody said, “After almost two years of restricted travel we know that demand for dream vacations, business travel, and reconnecting families and friends in 2022 and beyond will be stronger than ever. We are delighted that through the codeshare agreement with American Airlines, Aer Lingus customers will be able to avail of greater connectivity options and more seamless travel between the U.S. and Europe via our Dublin hub, which also has the added benefit of US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) pre-clearance located in Dublin. Last week’s decision by the Irish Government to remove pre-departure Covid-19 test requirements for double-vaccinated passengers is more welcome news for those planning to travel. We look forward to extending our warm Aer Lingus welcome to more and more customers in the months ahead.”
Also commenting was American’s Vice President of Alliances, Anmol Bhargava who added, “We are excited to extend our relationship with our newest joint business partner, Aer Lingus, with this codeshare agreement. Through our trans-Atlantic joint business, customers have more choices to key destinations in Europe and now, Ireland.”