Dublin - San Francisco starts in October.
Dublin - Orlando [re]starts this Winter.
Dublin - Washington (Dulles) starts this Winter.
[Philledelphia & Dallas will probably follow]
Article in the Irish Times:
Aer Lingus welcomes confirmation of Open Skies and announces new US destinations
San Francisco, Orlando and Washington Dulles
Aer Lingus has hailed today's (Thursday, 22 March 2007) ratification of the Open
Skies agreement in Brussels as a momentous development for Irish aviation and
has confirmed plans to commence three new long haul services to the US before
the end of the year.
San Francisco, Orlando and Washington Dulles will become new Aer Lingus
destinations, with services from Dublin to San Francisco expected to start in
October. The expansion will increase Aer Lingus' US destinations from four to
seven and will lead to significantly increased traffic between Ireland and the
Welcoming the confirmation of Open Skies, Dermot Mannion, chief executive of Aer
Lingus said: "Aer Lingus has waited a long time for this momentous day and to be
able to fully exploit the potential to significantly grow long haul traffic
between Ireland and the US. We are taking delivery of two new A330 long haul
aircrafts this summer and, with the proceeds of the IPO, are financially
resourced and strongly positioned to start three new long haul routes to the US
before the end of the year. Finally, Aer Lingus can offer the increased choice
of US destinations that our customers want and that will contribute to the
continued growth of Aer Lingus as a profitable and independent company.
Hopefully this will nudge the airline towards a 787 order before the summer. No new Asian routes until at least next summer.
[Edited 2007-03-22 15:21:42]