Belfast Telegraph

Aer Lingus announces three new direct destinations from Dublin

Aer Lingus has announced a new, three-times weekly service from Dublin to Miami starting from September, 2017.

The airline will also begin direct flights from Dublin to Porto, Portugal, and Split in Croatia during next year's summer schedule.

The announcement was made today at a press conference providing updates on the airline's progress since its acquisition by IAG a year ago.

2017 will see the airline's largest ever transatlantic schedule, Chief Executive Stephen Kavanagh said, with some 2.5 million seats and a capacity boost of 21%.

Los Angeles will become a daily service for summer 2017, with Orlando increasing to four flights weekly during the same period (April to October).

The lead in fare for Dublin-Miami is €299 each-way, with flights operating on a wide-body A330 with both business and economy classes.

Miami offers an entry point to Florida for potential visitors, and also a direct-flight option for connecting with cruises departing from the city.

Fares to Porto and Split will start from €39.99 and €69.99 respectively.

In another development, Aer Lingus says it will operate double-daily flights from Dublin to Chicago for summer 2017.

In total, the airline will operate 13 transatlantic routes next year.

Irish Independent