Dublin Airport has recently announced Aer Lingus’ plans for a new direct service to Denver, Colorado, along with the relaunch of the Minneapolis-St. Paul route.
Aer Lingus is strengthening its North American network with the introduction of the new Denver and Minneapolis-St. Paul routes from Dublin. The new routes are set to launch in the summer of 2024 and will offer a wider option of travel possibilities for Dublin Airport passengers, not only between Ireland and North America but also to facilitate journeys between Europe and the United States.
Kenny Jacobs, CEO of daa: ‘This development is a testament to the partnership between Dublin Airport and Aer Lingus, affirming our shared commitment to providing diverse travel options for families, couples, solo adventurers, business passengers, and leisure seekers alike. These new routes mark a significant milestone in enhancing connectivity and unlocking novel avenues for passengers.’
The new Dublin – Denver flights will commence on May 17, 2024, offering a four-times-weekly service. Meanwhile, the relaunch of the Minneapolis-St. Paul route is scheduled for April 29, 2024, initially operating four times a week and transitioning to a daily year-round service from October onwards. The route will be serviced using the new A321XLR aircraft, joining the fleet in Winter 2024.
Lynne Embleton, Chief Executive of Aer Lingus, said, ‘Dublin’s strategic positioning, coupled with its pre-clearance facilities and deep-rooted Irish American connections, ideally positions us to bridge the Atlantic divide. With Denver and Minneapolis-St. Paul both flourishing as business hubs within the United States, these new routes will serve to fortify corporate connectivity and provide seamless access to Europe through our Dublin Hub. Moreover, the captivating allure of Denver’s Rocky Mountains and the vibrant business scene in Minneapolis-St. Paul are poised to resonate with leisure passengers.’
‘The success of our growth strategy is unmistakably evident in the remarkable achievement of 2.25 million North American seats this summer and the recent addition of Cleveland, Ohio to our network. We eagerly look forward to welcoming passengers aboard these two innovative routes in the upcoming year,’ Embleton added.
With the move, passengers departing from Denver and Minneapolis-St. Paul will experience the added convenience of onward connections to an impressive selection of 20 European cities via Dublin.