Aer Lingus to begin flights from Philly to Ireland

Ireland’s Aer Lingus announced Wednesday it it will begin flights between Philadelphia and Dublin on March 25, a week after St. Patrick’s Day.

The year-round service will operate four times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday between Philadelphia International Airport and Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland.

“We are very pleased to welcome Aer Lingus to PHL and look forward to offering more non-stop, year-round service to Dublin,” said Chellie Cameron, the airport’s CEO.

Aer Lingus’s Chief Operating Officer Mike Rutter said, “We are proud to continue to deliver on our promise to grow our trans-Atlantic network and further strengthen Dublin Airport as a leading gateway to North America, and we are looking forward to welcoming guests from Pennsylvania.”

From Dublin, Aer Lingus passengers can connect to 21 destinations in Europe and Abu Dhabi. The first Aer Lingus flight will arrive at PHL from Dublin on March 25. Aer Lingus will use Boeing 757 aircraft on the route.

Flights will depart Dublin at 1:50pm and arrive at PHL at 4:15pm. The Dublin-bound flight swill leave PHL at 5:30 p.m and arrive in Dublin at 5:10 a.m. the next day local time.

American Airlines currently serves Dublin from PHL with year-round non-stop flights.

With the new flights, PHL will offer service to 37 international destinations, including 16 capital cities.

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