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American Airlines and Aer Lingus announce codeshare

American Airlines has announced the signing of a new codeshare agreement with Aer Lingus.

In order to increase connectivity between the United States and Europe for its passengers, American will place its code on Aer Lingus flights between London Heathrow and Dublin. Travellers can also book codeshare flights on Aer Lingus from Dublin to Amsterdam, Birmingham, London Gatwick and Manchester & also from London Heathrow to Belfast City, Cork and Shannon.

Anmol Bhargava, Vice-President of Alliances, American Airlines, said:

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.

Passengers travelling with Aer Lingus will now be able to book codeshare travel on American Airlines flights from Chicago O’Hare to Albuquerque, Nashville, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose and Tucson.

American Airlines also says that further expansion of the codeshare is also planned in the near future.

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Reid Moody, Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, Aer Lingus, said:

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.

Aer Lingus joined the Atlantic Joint Business (AJB) between American, British Airways, Iberia and Finnair last year. The AJB has brought significant benefits, such as lower fares and easier journeys to more destinations with better aligned schedules and frequencies, to millions of passengers since its launch in 2010.

Recently, Aer Lingus launched nonstop flight between Manchester and New York JFK.

Meanwhile, American Airlines recently announced the addition of Doha, Qatar to its network with nonstop flights from New York launching in June 2022.

Featured image by American Airlines

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