LONDON – American Airlines & Aer Lingus have launched their new codesharing agreement this week.
Both sides believe that this will make traveling between the U.S and Ireland more simple and easy.
Commenting on this was Anmol Bhargava, American’s VP of Alliances:
“We are excited to extend our relationship with our newest joint business partner, Aer Lingus, with this codeshare agreement”.
“Through our trans-Atlantic joint business, customers have more choices to key destinations in Europe and now, Ireland.”
Also commenting on the news was Reid Moody, Aer Lingus’ Chief Strategy & Planning Officer:
“After almost two years of restricted travel, we know that demand for dream vacations, business travel, and reconnecting families and friends in 2022 and beyond will be stronger than ever.”
“We are delighted that through the codeshare agreement with American Airlines, Aer Lingus customers will be able to avail of greater connectivity options and more seamless travel between the U.S. and Europe via our Dublin hub, which also has the added benefit of US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) pre-clearance located in Dublin”
“Last week’s decision by the Irish Government to remove pre-departure COVID-19 test requirements for double-vaccinated passengers is more welcome news for those planning to travel.”
“We look forward to extending our warm Aer Lingus welcome to more and more customers in the months ahead.”
American Airlines will place its AA code on Aer Lingus flights between London Heathrow and Dublin.
Customers will also be able to book codeshare flights on Aer Lingus from Dublin to Amsterdam; Birmingham; London Gatwick and Manchester as well as from London Heathrow to Belfast City; Cork and Shannon.
Aer Lingus joined the Atlantic Joint Business alliance between American, British Airways, Iberia, and Finnair last year. The AJB launched in 2010.
The Irish carrier will enjoy significant benefits such as lower fares and easier journeys to more destinations with better-aligned schedules and frequencies.