Aer Lingus will fly to Denver for the first time

Aer Lingus will launch the first route between Ireland and Denver next May, plus the Irish carrier will bring back Dublin-Minneapolis service. 

“Denver and Minneapolis-St. Paul are significant business destinations within the U.S., and the new Aer Lingus routes facilitate corporate links and connectivity between Europe and North America through our Dublin hub,” Aer Lingus CEO Lynne Embleton said. “Denver’s position as the Gateway to the Rockies and its outdoor appeal, from world-class skiing to hiking, opens up a whole new U.S. experience to leisure travelers from Ireland and Europe.”

Aer Lingus will fly the Dublin-Denver route four times per week, starting May 17, utilizing Airbus A330 aircraft. 

Aer Lingus will also use the A330 when it resumes flying Dublin-Minneapolis on April 29 for the first time since early 2020. The airline will fly the route four times per week next summer, increasing to daily from October 2024 onwards. 

Just hours after Aer Lingus made the Minneapolis announcement, Delta, which is Minneapolis’ largest airline, announced its own plans to offer service between Dublin and MSP. 

Delta will launch seasonal service five times per week on May 9, utilizing a three-cabin Boeing 767-300. It will be the first time Delta has served Ireland from its Minneapolis hub. The route will bring Delta’s total gateways to Dublin to five next summer. 

From Minneapolis this summer, Delta flies to four European cities: Paris, Amsterdam, London and Reykjavik.   

For Aer Lingus, the addition of Denver and Minneapolis will give it 18 routes between Ireland and the U.S. The carrier said it is the fifth largest European airline in terms of the number of seats it flies to the U.S.

A Oneworld alliance member, Aer Lingus codeshares with Oneworld member American Airlines as well as with United and JetBlue. 

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