Aer Lingus has announced the restart of its daily service to Hartford, Connecticut, direct from Dublin, as the airline looks to rebuild and grow its transatlantic network.
This follows the recent announcement of Cleveland, Ohio, which is a new North American destination for Aer Lingus and will also operate as part of its 2023 summer schedule.
Hartford marks Aer Lingus’s transatlantic route number 16 from Ireland. Daily service will resume from March 26 next year and will be a “critical milestone for Bradley International Airport as Aer Lingus will operate the only direct service from there to Europe.”
Aer Lingus’ Hartford service offers travelers connections to 28 UK and European airports, including London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome and Prague, and many more.
Lynne Embleton, CEO of Aer Lingus, said: “We are opening up key cities and regions in the United States to Irish and European customers by adding new transatlantic routes to the Aer Lingus schedule. Daily flights to Hartford will take travelers to central Connecticut, home to global businesses, Yale University and renowned tourist attractions. Aer Lingus continues with its expansion plans in North America, increasing the number of transatlantic routes from its hub in Dublin. The restart of the daily flight to Bradley International Airport is the only direct service to Europe, reflecting Aer Lingus’ ability to connect European customers with North America.”
The Dublin-Hartford service will be operated by an Airbus A321neoLR (Long Range), which is Aer Lingus’ most sustainable long-haul aircraft.
“Comprising a business cabin and an economy class cabin, the Airbus A321neoLR offers up to a 20% reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions and an almost 50% reduction in noise footprint compared to conventional airliners. previous generations,” the airline said.
“The resumption of the Aer Lingus route has been a top priority in our recovery strategy,” said Kevin A. Dillon, AAE, CEO of the Connecticut Airport Authority. “We look forward to rebuilding the service, continuing the strong momentum it had before the start of the pandemic, and regaining easy and fast transatlantic access with an award-winning airline.”
Hartford is the capital of Connecticut and is often referred to as the “insurance capital of the world.”
Home to many insurance company headquarters, insurance remains the region’s leading industry. Hartford and the Connecticut region are also popular tourist destinations with many exciting visitor attractions.
Hartford is home to the Mark Twain House, where the author wrote his most famous works, and near New Haven, Connecticut, is Yale University, one of America’s most prestigious Ivy League universities.
Fares from Dublin to Hartford start at €199 each way, including taxes and fees. For more information and to book flights to Hartford, visit www.aerlingus.com.