Some new routes for EI
- looks like the new 320s are going to be put to use. Note that, once again, there are no new longhaul announcments.
Las Palmas and Lanzarote services resemble charter service.
Aer Lingus announces four new routes for winter 2004
Introductory fares from €9 each way Airline's network more than doubled in less than three years
Aer Lingus today announced the introduction of four new routes from Dublin to Europe in its winter schedule this year. This expansion brings to seventeen the number of new routes introduced in 2004, and supports the airline's growing European operation to and from Ireland.
Services to Liverpool, Las Palmas, Lanzarote and Budapest will start at the end of October 2004.
Announcing the expansion, Chief Executive, Willie Walsh, said, " The introduction of these new routes reaffirm Aer Lingus' commitment to providing direct, low fares access for Irish customers to new destinations as well as providing real growth opportunities in inbound tourism from emerging markets.
"We have more than doubled our network in less than three years and all our new routes are performing extremely well, providing new and exciting travel opportunities for our customers, " Mr Walsh concluded.
Introductory each way fares excluding taxes and charges are available on www.aerlingus.com, and start from:
Liverpool €9 Budapest €74
Las Palmas €135 Lanzarote €135
The airline will operate a daily service to Liverpool, while flights to Budapest will operate four days a week - on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. A weekly service on Saturdays will operate to and from Lanzarote and Las Palmas.
Dublin, 01 July 2004