Aer Lingus Increases Flights From JFK To Shannon

Shannon Airport terminal

A 2008 photo of Shannon Airport. The airport is Ireland’s third busiest and the shortest flight distance from North America.

Ireland based carrier Aer Lingus has announced the launch of its sixth weekly flight between Shannon, Ireland and New York’s JFK airport from March 30.

Aer Lingus will be flying this route every day except Thursdays.

The airline originally planned to operate five flights per week on this route but has now added an additional flight per week, – which will benefit the busy summer vacation season.

Aer Lingus will use Boeing 757-200 aircraft for the flights. The aircraft will offer 12 angled flat seats in Business class with 60-inch seat-pitch and a 2-2 seat layout.  The 757s will have 165 seats in Economy class with 31 to 32 inch seat-pitch.

Aer Lingus Business class seating

Business class seats on Aer Lingus 757s

The aircraft also feature on-demand individual seatback entertainment systems with a wide movie and program selection including the latest new release movies, TV shows, games, music albums and music videos. Interactive games which allow passengers to compete with other passengers will also be offered.

The outward flight (EI111) will leave Shannon at 12:20 pm local time and land at JFK at 2:40 pm local time, while the return flight (EI110) will depart New York at 6:20 pm and arrive at Shannon at 06:00 am on the following day.

Aer Lingus also flies from Boston to Shannon. It offers flights from New York JFK, Chicago and Orlando to Dublin.

Aer Lingus customers flying from Shannon and Dublin to destinations in the United State benefit from full US Customs pre-clearance at the two airports. Pre-cleared travelers can save precious time upon their arrival in the US as they are treated as domestic passengers.

Aer Lingus has leased three Boeing 757-200 aircraft from Ireland based Air Contractors for use on its transatlantic routes.

Images Credits: Shannon Airport: Wolf32at [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons; Air Contractors

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