Norwegian Air will be halting flights between Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports and North America from next month.
After it was revealed that Norwegian Air had stated the reason behind the decision was that routes between Ireland and North American were ‘not commercially viable’, Aer Lingus responded publicly on Twitter by saying: ‘We beg to differ’.
And it seems their sassy response wasn’t all talk either, as they have backed it up with an Autumn sale on North American routes.
In a statement, Aer Lingus said: ‘Following the recent cancellation of transatlantic services from Ireland by a number of other carriers, Aer Lingus has launched special Autumn fares to North America, starting from just €139.’
‘Aer Lingus now operates 16 direct routes between Ireland and North America flying to popular destinations such as New York up to four times daily, Boston, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and Los Angeles, to name but a few.’
‘Just last month Ireland’s only 4 Star airline commenced a brand new route to Minneapolis-St Paul direct from Dublin.’
‘Aer Lingus has undergone its largest ever transatlantic expansion and in the previous four years alone has launched seven new direct transatlantic services to Los Angeles, Newark, Hartford, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle and now Minneapolis-St. Paul, proving that the demand among Irish travellers to jet off to far-flung destinations remains strong.’