Aer Lingus: Major Plans to Almost Double Transatlantic Fleet


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Aer Lingus, the flag carrier airline of Ireland, has revealed its plans to boost its transatlantic fleet from 17 to 30 aircraft in the course of the next 5 years.

  • The airline aims to become the leading value carrier connecting Europe with North America.
  • Currently the Irish airline has a transatlantic seat capacity of 2.8 million per year. The increase in aircraft would see this grow to 4.7 million seats.
  • Aer Lingus is set to grow the fleet of A330s to 16 aircraft and invest in 14 A321 Long Range planes.
  • This growth ambition will create a significant increase in direct and indirect employment and career opportunities for all at Aer Lingus.