Aer Lingus is set to commence four new European routes and open up even greater capacity on its transatlantic network from summer 2020. Ireland’s only four-star airline today announced its upcoming Dublin summer schedule with news that it will commence flying direct from Dublin to Italian cities Brindisi, Puglia and Alghero, Sardinia from next year. Last week, Aer Lingus also announced new direct routes from Shannon Airport to Paris and Barcelona, commencing March and May respectively.
Italy continues to be one of the most popular European destinations for Irish sun-seekers and city breakers. Those in search of an Italian adventure in 2020 will be pleased that Aer Lingus has added its 10th and 11th routes into the country, direct from Dublin.
The airline will also connect Ireland direct to Sardinia for the first time as it commences flying to Alghero in summer 2020. Located on the northwest of the island, the medieval city is a bustling hub of culture, food and nightlife and surrounded by almost 2,000kms of serene sandy coast. Go cross-country and discover mountainous hiking trails and look out for the bronze-age ruins of Su Nuraxi di Barumini, commonly referred to as Sardinia’s Stonehenge.
“We are thrilled to offer Irish guests even more ways to explore Europe with the addition of two new direct routes from Dublin to Italy – Brindisi, Puglia and Alghero in Sardinia – and our new routes from Shannon direct to Paris and Barcelona. Our ambition for the future of Aer Lingus is underpinned by a profitable, sustainable short-haul network and our summer 2020 schedule is testament to this commitment”, said David Shepherd, Chief Commercial Officer, Aer Lingus.
Aer Lingus’ Dublin to Brindisi, Puglia service commences on 23 May 2020 and will be operated by an A320 aircraft two times per week with one-way fares starting from €79.99 including taxes and charges. The Dublin to Alghero, Sardinia service commences on 24 May 2020 and will be operated by an A320 aircraft two times per week with one-way fares starting from €79.99 including taxes and charges.