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Aer Lingus Completes Summer 2020 Schedule with New Dublin- Rhodes Route

Aer Lingus Completes Summer 2020 Schedule with New Dublin- Rhodes Route

Aer Lingus, Ireland’s only 4-star airline, announced its fifth new addition to the summer 2020 schedule with news that it will commence flying direct from Dublin to the Greek island of Rhodes next year.

The unveiling of the Rhodes route follows the announcement of two new Dublin routes to cities Brindisi in Puglia, Italy, and Alghero, Sardinia, the addition of direct flights from Shannon to both Paris and Barcelona, and the Cork-Dubrovnik service moving from two flights per week to three flights per week. In addition Aer Lingus is also set to open up even greater capacity on its transatlantic network from summer 2020.

Rhodes, Magical Mediterranean

The Greek island of Rhodes gives visitors the unique opportunity to explore ancient temple ruins, relax on a beautiful sandy beach, or go for a hike on the island’s picturesque, untouched west coast. By far the largest and historically most important of the Dodecanese islands, Rhodes is steeped in history and the Old Town has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site with one of the best-preserved mediaeval settlements in the world. Located just off the Anatolian coast of Turkey and surrounded by the clear waters of the Mediterranean, Rhodes is home to some of the most stunning beaches in Europe.

More Seats to the States

Summer 2020 will see Aer Lingus’s best ever capacity to North America with more seats on sale to transatlantic destinations. Orlando, Florida, will move from a four flights per week service to six flights per week, the Miami service will increase from two to three flights per week, and the Dublin to Seattle route will move to a daily service in summer 2020, increasing from five flights per week.

Fleet upgrades will also see some direct routes having greater capacity next year, such as Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Minneapolis St Paul – which will soon be serviced by the larger Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

Commenting on the launch of the 2020 summer schedule, David Shepherd, Chief Commercial Officer, Aer Lingus, said: “We are delighted to announce our first service to Rhodes following the recent reveal of two new direct routes from Dublin to Italy and our new routes from Shannon direct to Paris and Barcelona.

“We have focused on delivering Europe’s most popular sun destinations as part our summer schedule next year and the addition of Rhodes, along with our existing service to Athens, really opens up Greece and the Greek islands to Irish holidaymakers.”

The Aer Lingus Dublin to Rhodes summer service commences from 23 May until 12 September 2020 and will be operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft twice weekly. For latest fare information visit aerlingus.com.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

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