Irish national flag carrier Aer Lingus says that it is bringing back transatlantic flights to the United States from Shannon Airport (SNN) next spring. In a statement announcing their airline’s ambitious plans for next summer, Aer Lingus says that it will connect Ireland to the world with 16 transatlantic routes.

Aer Lingus will use an Airbus A321neo for the Shannon transatlantic flights. Photo: Aer Lingus

In total, for the summer of 2022, the IAG-owned airline says it will offer 71 routes and 62 destinations. Of these routes and destinations, Aer Lingus is bringing back flights from Shannon to New York and Boston.

Flights between SNN and BOS and JFK will resume in March

Starting in March, Aer Lingus will fly from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) from March 10, 2022. The daily flights will be operated using one of the Irish carrier’s new single-aisle Airbus A321neo aircraft.

  • Aer Lingus flight number EI 135 will depart Shannon Airport (SNN) at 13:40 and arrive at Boston Logan Airport (BOS) at 16:00.
  • Aer Lingus flight number EI 134 will depart Boston Logan Airport at 20:10 and arrive at Shannon Airport at 06:00.

Starting March 27, 2022, Aer Lingus will offer daily flights between Shannon Airport (SNN) and New York John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK). On the route, Aer Lingus will deploy one of its new  Airbus A321neo aircraft.

  • Aer Lingus flight number EI 111 will depart Shannon Airport (SNN) at 12:50 and arrive in New York John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) at 15:20.
  • Aer Lingus flight number EI 110 will depart New York John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) at 18:10 and arrive at Shannon Airport (SNN) at 05:40.

Transatlantic prospects

With solid demand for transatlantic flights over Christmas following the United States government’s decision to lift COVID-19 restrictions, Aer Lingus is ramping up flights. In a recent customer survey conducted by Aer Lingus, two in three adults said there are planning to travel overseas in 2022.

Following 18 months of restrictions on travel between Ireland and the United States, Aer Lingus says it is expecting strong demand for transatlantic tickets as people look to reconnect with family and friends. Aer Lingus will offer flights from Ireland and the United Kingdon to the following destinations with fares starting from as little as €169 each-way:

  • Boston
  • New York
  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago
  • San Francisco
  • Washington
  • Philadelphia
  • Seattle
  • And the Canadian city of Toronto

A word from the airline

When speaking about the transatlantic flights and the increase in short-haul European flights Aer Lingus Chief Strategy and Planning Officer Reid Moody said:

“This is an ambitious schedule for Summer 2022 and an important step for the airline, and the country, as we reconnect Ireland to the world. We know from our customer research that Irish people are very keen to get back flying, and we certainly are looking forward to welcoming them on board again.

“Month by month, we can see more and more people taking to the skies again. We’re confident that the demand is there for travel next year, and that is reflected in our announcement today.

“We can assure everyone that we continue to deploy all of our health and safety measures from check-in through to boarding and onboard the aircraft. We are also delighted to announce the extension of our market-leading book with confidence policy, giving
customers the option to change flights for free* up to seven days before they fly.”

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