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- URL: http://www.aerlingus.com/
- Telephone: 1-800-IRISH AIR (1-800-474 7424) Reservations or 1 516 622 4226
- Type of airline: Scheduled airline
- Country: Ireland (IE)
- Call sign: Shamrock
- Address: Aer Lingus Limited, Head Office Building, Dublin Airport, Ireland
About Aer Lingus Irish Airlines
- Home airport: DUB
- Year founded: 1936
- Number of aircraft: 43
- Passengers per year: 6,590,000
- Hand luggage / hold luggage: 10 kg, 55 cm x 40 cm x 24 cm
- Seat reservation charge: Max. 15kgs/33lbs.
- Legroom (seat pitch): 76 - 132 cm
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Information on Aer Lingus Irish Airlines
Aer Lingus Irish Airlines
Aer Lingus is an Irish airline and member of the One World Alliance. On 22.05.1936 Aer Lingus Teoranta was founded and operated its first flight from Baldonnel Airfield Dublin to Bristol. In 1947 Aerlínte Éireann was founded as a company for transatlantic flights to New York and on 01.01.1960 it was renamed Aer Lingus - Irish International Airlines. The name Aer Lingus is the anglicised version of the Irish word “aerloingeas“, meaning air fleet.
With its distinctive green cloverleaf, the airline flies from Cork and Dublin to Great Britain, Scotland, Europe and the USA. Destinations include many airports in Germany, for example Berlin-Schonefeld, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg or Munich. Vienna and Zurich are also flown to. Aer Lingus extended its European network back in the 1940s and 50s and included services to Brussels, Amsterdam and Rome. New destinations include Manchester, Glasgow and London as well as Paris, Copenhagen and New York.
The subsidiary company Aer Lingus Commuter was founded in 1984 and operates short haul flights to destinations in Ireland and England, which are not served by jets. The subsidiary was integrated into the mother concern in the year 2001. Now Aer Lingus flies only using newer airbuses and has extended its European network in order to compete on the market with low-cost airlines such as Ryan air and easyJet. The airline’s privatisation is to be expected in the near future. According to One World Alliance, Aer Lingus is planning on leaving the alliance and to concentrate on its own strengths in the foreseeable future.
In the summer of 2005 Aer Lingus was awarded the prize „Airline of the Year 2005“by the Chambers of Commerce of Ireland’s Air Transport Users Council (ATUC).