Published on October 6th, 2022 | by Alan Dwyer0
Aer Lingus Return to Hartford
Aer Lingus has today announced a return to Hartford, Connecticut with a direct daily service from Dublin, as the airline continues to rebuild and grow its transatlantic network. This follows the recent announcement of Cleveland, Ohio which is a brand new North American destination for Aer Lingus and will also operate as part of its summer 2023 schedule. Hartford marks Aer Lingus’ 16th transatlantic route from Ireland. The daily service will resume from 26th March next year and will be a critical milestone for Bradley International Airport as Aer Lingus will operate the only direct service from there to Europe. The Dublin-Hartford service will be operated by an Airbus A321neoLR which is Aer Lingus’ most sustainable long-haul aircraft. The Airbus A321neoLR, which comprises both business cabin and economy class cabin, delivers up to 20% reduction in fuel burn and CO2 emissions and close to 50% reduction in noise footprint when compared to previous generation aircraft. Aer Lingus first began operating a direct service to Hartford, Connecticut in September 2016 which ceased in March 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Commenting on the newly announced service, the Aer Lingus Chief Executive, Lynne Embleton said, ”We are opening up key cities and regions in the United States to Irish and European customers, by adding new transatlantic routes to the Aer Lingus schedule. Daily flights to Hartford will bring travellers into the centre of Connecticut, home to global businesses, Yale University and renowned tourist attractions. Aer Lingus is forging ahead with its North American expansion plans, growing the number of transatlantic routes from its Dublin hub. The restart of the daily flight into Bradley International Airport is the only direct service to Europe, reflecting Aer Lingus’ ability to connect European customers with North America.”
Also commenting was the Connecticut Airport Authority Executive Director, Kevin A. Dillion said “The resumption of the Aer Lingus route has been a major priority in our recovery strategy. We look forward to rebuilding the service, continuing the strong momentum it had prior to the onset of the pandemic, and bringing back easy and quick transatlantic access with an award-winning airline.”