In a press release today, Aer Lingus have confirmed that they have been allowed to start code-sharing with AA, from June. In the same release they also acknowledged that they have been tentatively granted route authority to serve the DUB-SHN-Washington/Baltimore route from Sept 6th. The route is subject to final sign off, but that is not expected to take long or cause any problems. For the winter months the route will be served 3 times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Dublin via Shannon, and will be expanded to a daily service next summer.
Guess we were wrong Kai Tak, they were given the route without the usual fuss about the SHN stop-over.
It will be interesting to see how the route does over the winter?
See you later