Irish Airline To Begin Direct Flights From Philadelphia International
By Steve Tawa

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — More options are landing at Philadelphia International Airport to get you to Ireland, and beyond.

The Luck of the Irish will be smiling on you a week after St. Patrick’s Day, when Irish airline Aer Lingus initiates a direct route between PHL and Dublin.

Aer Lingus spokesman Declan Kearney says it’s a push to further strengthen Dublin Airport as a leading gateway.


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Philadelphia Here ‘We’ Come – Aer Lingus Announces 2018 Summer Schedule

Airline continues its growth path with double digit growth in transatlantic capacity for 5th consecutive year

-Largest ever transatlantic schedule with 177,000 additional seats to North America
– Philadelphia to Dublin – new US route for Summer 2018
– 575 additional transatlantic flights versus previous summer
– Double daily services from US West Coast – San Francisco and Los Angeles
– Twice daily service from Chicago
– 8 Airbus A321 Long Range aircraft to provide further North Atlantic growth

NEW YORK, N.Y. – October 4, 2017 – Aer Lingus today announced its 2018 Dublin Summer Schedule which features a brand new North American gateway – Philadelphia – operating four times per week direct to Dublin. The latest route expansion comes on the back of IAG investment in new aircraft, with Aer Lingus taking delivery of four new long haul aircraft in the last 24 months, enabling the introduction of four new transatlantic routes; Los Angeles, Newark, Hartford, Miami and now Philadelphia.

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Save the date for the 112TH Annual Mayo Ball on November 4th, 2017 at The Irish Center, 6815 Emlen Street, Philadelphia PA 19119.

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Congratulations to our own, Theresa Flanagan Murtagh, who was just elected the first woman president of The Philo.

When Delaware County attorney Theresa Flanagan Murtaugh recently took office as the Catholic Philopatrian Literary Institute’s 77th president, she made history. Founded in 1850, the Philo in its early years had priests as presidents and since 1870 has been headed by laymen.

Murtaugh is the first woman to head the Philo and looking at her resume she is more than up to the task.

She is a board member of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, a member of Legatus, a member of the committee for the Archbishop’s Christmas Benefit, secretary for the Riddle Hospital/Main Line Health Foundation and a board member of the Irish American Business Chamber of Commerce.

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