Aer Lingus: Major Plans to Almost Double Transatlantic Fleet


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.