It’s a kind of magic! Aer Lingus begins Ireland’s first direct service to Miami – the ‘Magic City’
Friday, 1st September – Aer Lingus’ inaugural service direct to Miami, Florida took flight at 3pm this afternoon from Dublin Airport. Flight EI141 operated by an Airbus A330-200 series is the first ever scheduled service between Ireland and Miami, Florida. The aircraft carries the registration EI-DUO and is named Saint Columba.
Renowned for its beautiful beaches, art deco architecture and Cuban-inspired cuisine, the ‘Magic City’ of Miami marks Aer Lingus’ thirteenth direct route to North America and will operate as a three times weekly service from Dublin year-round. Together with Orlando, Aer Lingus now flies daily to Florida direct from Dublin.
Growing its long haul network continues to be the key strategic focus for Aer Lingus as it expands its Dublin Airport base into a major European transatlantic gateway. The convenience of U.S Customs and Border Protection services at Dublin has enhanced the continued growth of Aer Lingus’ Dublin operation as a connecting gateway. Dublin Airport’s connectivity to North America has grown rapidly in recent years seeing it move from eleventh position in 2010 to fifth position in 2016 on the league table of European transatlantic airports.
“We eagerly look forward to welcoming Aer Lingus and its passengers to Miami International Airport and Miami-Dade County,” said Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González. “In addition to becoming MIA’s 22nd European route, Dublin will be the airport’s first pre-clearance trans-Atlantic destination – allowing passengers to clear customs before they leave Ireland and arrive in Miami as domestic fliers. We are proud to partner with Aer Lingus on this first-ever connection between Miami and Dublin, and to continue MIA’s route network expansion throughout Europe.”
Commenting on Aer Lingus’ inaugural flight to Miami, Florida, Declan Kearney, Director of Communications Aer Lingus said:
“We are delighted to see our first ever flight to Miami, Florida, taking off this afternoon from Dublin airport. We remain focused on growing our transatlantic offering which not only caters for our own Irish market but very much appeals to the UK and European markets given the recognised benefits of travelling via Dublin to North America.
“Miami Florida is an ideal destination for every type of traveller whether it be the cruising fanatics, sun seekers, party goers or the keen shoppers, there are endless possibilities. Given the continued success of Orlando route we believe Miami will be a welcome addition.”
Fares to Miami Florida, Direct from Dublin start from €209 each-way. Visit aerlingus.com for further information