Aer Lingus, Delta make plans to increase flights to Ireland in March

Aer Lingus Boston flights to Shannon to Resume
By Ed Forry,  Boston Irish Publisher

The Boston to Ireland’s Shannon Airport flights, popular with New Englanders with family ties in the west of Ireland, will resume in the spring, Aer Lingus has announced. Following 18 months of restrictions on travel between Ireland and the United States, the airline says it is expecting strong demand for transatlantic tickets as people look to reconnect with family and friends

“Starting in March, Aer Lingus will fly from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS),” the airline said in a recent statement. “The daily flights will be operated using one of the Irish carrier’s new single-aisle Airbus Airbus A321neo aircraft.” The return of the Shannon flights will be in addition. toe the airline’s daily service to Dublin, which has been maintained while most airlines had curtailed their schedules during the height of the pandemic.
Aer Lingus flight EI 134 will depart Boston Logan Airport at 8:10 pm and arrive at Shannon Airport at 6:00 am the next morning.  Aer Lingus flight EI135 will depart Shannon Airport at 1:40 pm, arriving in Boston at 4:00 pm. The new Shannon schedule is planned to begin on March 27.
Aer Lingus looks forward to welcoming back flights from the USA  to Shannon from March 27,2022,”a spokesperson said. “The airline will operate 14 flights a week from New York (JFK) and Boston. Aer Lingus has an ambitious schedule for Summer 2022 which includes 16 transatlantic routes as the airline seeks to reconnect Ireland and the US, reuniting families, friends and colleagues.” 

 Delta to resume Boston-Dublin service in March

5 days a week to begin; daily beginning May 26
By Ed Forry, Boston Irish Publisher

Delta Airlines will resume five-days-a-week service from BOS-DUB next March, and then expand to daily Dublin flights on May 26, Delta’s NE Sales Manager Charlie Schewe told Boston Irish in a recent interview.

The expanded schedule will continue through next October, with overnight flights to Dublin from Logan Airport at 9:10 p.m. EDT, arriving in Dublin at 8:15 a.m. Return flights to Boston leave Dublin at 1 p.m., arriving at 3:05

Delta will add a new seating option, Delta Premium Select, Schewe said. “The elevated experience in Delta Premium Select includes more space to relax and stretch out with a wider seat, deeper recline, and an adjustable footrest and leg rest. Customers will enjoy Delta’s best-in-class seatback entertainment with larger screens while powering up their own devices with in-seat power and USB ports. They’ll also receive an amenity kit, noise-cancelling headsets, and a blanket and pillow to help them arrive rested and refreshed.

“We’re focused on bringing back the routes and destinations our customers love, so they enjoy easy, convenient access to a comprehensive, far-reaching network throughout Europe and its neighboring regions,” Schewe said. “With the lifting of restrictions to the US and abroad, plus growing vaccination rates and tremendous pent-up demand, travel to Europe is expected to surge next summer – and Delta customers are assured to enjoy every moment from curb to claim.”