AER LINGUS has announced the recommencement of its daily daily service to Hartford, Connecticut, direct from Dublin, as the airline continues to rebuild and grow its transatlantic network.
The route announcement comes after the announcement of Cleveland, Ohio, which is a brand new North American destination for Aer Lingus and will also operate as part of its summer 2023 schedule.
Hartford marks Aer Lingus’ 16th transatlantic route from Ireland. The daily service will resume from 26 March 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.
The Hartford service will offer travellers onward connections to 28 UK and European airports including London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome and Prague, plus many more.
Lynne Embleton, Aer Lingus Chief Executive said about the route announcement:
“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 bring travellers into the centre of Connecticut, home to global businesses, Yale University and renowned tourist attractions.
"Aer Lingus is forging ahead with its North American expansion plans, growing the number of transatlantic routes from its Dublin hub. The restart of the daily flight into Bradley International Airport is the only direct service to Europe, reflecting Aer Lingus’ ability to connect European customers with North America.”
The service will be operated by an Airbus A321neoLR (Long Range) which is Aer Lingus’ most sustainable longhaul aircraft. It delivers up to 20% reduction in fuel burn and CO2 emissions and close to 50% reduction in noise footprint when compared to previous generation aircraft.
“The resumption of the Aer Lingus route has been a major priority in our recovery strategy,” said Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., Connecticut Airport Authority Executive Director.
“We look forward to rebuilding the service, continuing the strong momentum it had prior to the onset of the pandemic, and bringing back easy and quick transatlantic access with an award-winning airline.”
Fares from Dublin to Hartford start from €199 each way, including taxes and charges.