Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Aer Lingus unveils new destinations

Aer Lingus has announced new routes this winter, just weeks after resolving a dispute with pilots

Aer Lingus has announced new routes this winter, just weeks after resolving a near chaotic dispute with pilots.

Passengers from Cork will be able to fly directly to Las Palmas in Gran Canaria from October 30, as well as Barcelona and Rome.

The Aer Lingus network will also be extended to include twice weekly services from Belfast to Rome and Alicante.

Elsewhere, ski and snowboard enthusiasts travelling from Dublin will be able to fly to Milan Malpensa.

Aer Lingus said the new routes expanded on its services to the Canary Islands, including Lanzarote, Tenerife and Fuerteventura.

Travel chaos was averted earlier this month after planned industrial action involving Aer Lingus pilots was called off.

The Irish Airline Pilots' Association (Ialpa) suspended strikes until July 1 for management to implement measures to address concerns over the peak summer period roster.

The agreement also included the development of a longer-term working regime, which the union said will be given a trial period as the new routes begin over the winter months.

Meanwhile, online travel agent bookers.ie published Ireland's top 10 searched for summer holiday destinations. Seven of the holiday spots are in Europe, with five of those on the Spanish mainland, the Balearics or the Canary islands.

The top 10 are Barcelona, Orlando, Malaga, Dubai, Mallorca, Algarve, Lanzarote, Cancun, Tenerife and Lisbon.

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