American Airlines and Aer Lingus have signed a new codeshare agreement on routes between the United States and Ireland. The US carrier will place its code on Aer Lingus flights between London Heathrow and Dublin; passengers can also book codeshare flights on Aer Lingus from Dublin to Amsterdam, Birmingham, London Gatwick and Manchester; and from Heathrow to Belfast City, Cork and Shannon.
“Through our joint transatlantic business, customers now have more choices to reach key destinations in Europe and now, Ireland,” he said. Anmol Bhargava, vice president of American alliances.
Additionally, customers traveling with Aer Lingus will be able to book codeshare travel on American Airlines flights from Chicago O’Hare to Albuquerque, Nashville, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose, and Tucson.
“After almost two years of limited travel, we know that the demand for holidays, business travel and Vfr in 2022 and beyond will be stronger than ever – he stressed. Reid Moody, chief strategy and planning officer of Aer Lingus -. We are pleased that through the codeshare agreement with American Airlines, Aer Lingus customers will be able to take advantage of more connectivity options and seamless travel between the US and Europe through our Dublin hub, which also benefits from pre-clearance US Customs & Border Protection. Last week’s decision by the Irish government to remove the Covid-19 pre-departure test requirements for dual-vaccinated passengers is even more welcome news for those planning to travel. “
A further expansion of the codeshare is already planned in the near future.
Aer Lingus made its Atlantic Joint Business debut between American, British Airways, Iberia and Finnair last year.