American Airlines, Aer Lingus Launch New Codeshare Agreement

In a bid to increase connectivity between the U.S. and Europe for customers, American Airlines and Aer Lingus are launching a codeshare agreement this week. American will place its code on Aer Lingus flights between London Heathrow (LHR) and Dublin (DUB). Customers will also be able to book codeshare flights on Aer Lingus from Dublin to Amsterdam (AMS); Birmingham, U.K. (BHX); London Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester, U.K. (MAN); and from LHR to Belfast City, Northern Ireland (BHD); Cork, Ireland (ORK) and Shannon, Ireland (SNN).

Additionally, customers traveling with Aer Lingus will now be able to book codeshare travel on American Airlines flights from Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to Albuquerque, New Mexico (ABQ); Nashville, Tennessee (BNA); Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW); Los Angeles (LAX); Seattle (SEA); San Francisco (SFO); San Jose, California (SJC) and Tucson, Arizona (TUS).

Further expansion of the codeshare is also planned in the near future.

Reid Moody, Aer Lingus’ chief strategy and planning officer, said in a press release, “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 U.S. 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 been offering significant benefits, such as lower fares and easier journeys to more destinations with better aligned schedules and frequencies to millions of passengers since its 2010 launch.

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