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Aer Lingus Hosts Trade Hollywood-style for LAX Flights

Aer Lingus Hosts Trade Hollywood-style for LAX Flights

Aer Lingus now flies from Dublin direct to Los Angeles four times a week. Flight times are really guest friendly with a 15.00 departure from Dublin, plus the only US Pre-clearance on the route, so it really is the smart way to travel to LAX. The airline hosted the trade to a LAX promotional evening, Hollywood-style, in SoderandKo in Dublin.

The Aer Lingus team of Jenny Rafter,Laura McCabe,Ann Marie Durkin and Oisin Leong  at the check in .

Aer Lingus team of Jenny Rafter, Laura McCabe, Ann Marie Durkin and Oisin Leong at ‘check in’

Yvonne Muldoon ,Aer Lingus.

Yvonne Muldoon, Director of Sales, Aer Lingus

The trade turned out in force and there really was a great ‘buzz’ in SoderandKo.

Yvonne Muldoon,  Aer Lingus Director of Sales, said: “Dublin to Los Angeles is a year-round service and is one of three new transatlantic routes for 2016 – we began a new daily service from Dublin to Newark, along with JFK it’s another great option if visiting NYC, only 40 minutes to downtown Manhattan; and we will soon commence our service to Hartford Connecticut at the end of the month, which will see Aer Lingus operate 28 daily services across the Atlantic.

The Tour America trio of Veronica Flood,Linda Ryan and Kathleen O,Rourke were at the event.

Tour America trio of Veronica Flood, Linda Ryan and Kathleen O’Rourke

“Aer Lingus launched its new four times weekly service from Dublin direct to Los Angeles, California, back in May. The route has been performing in line with our expectations.

Ross Waters,Brenda Cerke,Alison Carrick all from Tour America.

Ross Waters, Brenda Cerke, Alison Carrick and Aisling Garland, all from Tour America

“This growth underpins, Aer Lingus, Ireland’s only 4-star airline’s successful strategy of expanding its Dublin Airport base into a major European transatlantic gateway. The convenience of US Customs and Border Protection services at Dublin has enhanced the continued growth of Aer Lingus’s Dublin operation as a connecting gateway.

Muirdsa Griggith,Lorna Wynne and Jean Claffey all with JWT are joined by Mary McCormack fro Sunway.

Muirdsa Griffith, Lorna Wynne and Jean Claffey, all with JWT, are joined by Mary McCormack, Sunway

“As the entertainment capital of the world and a cultural mecca of more than 100 museums, LA is proving to be a popular leisure route with the promise of year-round sunshine. Whatever type of holiday you are after, Los Angeles, California, has it all, from sipping cocktails at Santa Monica Pier to enjoying some family time in Disneyland, hiking in the Hollywod Hills or seeing stars on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. It also has an expanding tech industry, making it an increasingly prominent business destination.”

Phil Ryan,CWT;Ralph Uhemann,Flight Centre;Jeanette McKee,CWT;and Rimma Churakova;CWT at the LAX evening.

Phil Ryan, CWT; Ralph Uhemann, Flight Centre; Jeanette McKee, CWT; and Rimma Churakova, CWT at the LAX evening

Ceara Momaghan and Caroline Gallagher from the Travel Department discover that LA story awaits them

Ceara Momaghan and Caroline Gallagher, Travel Department, discover that the LA story awaits them

Trailfinders team of Owen Deering,Julia Havelka,Gary Duggan, and Tim Adams at the Aer Lingus event.

Trailfinders team of Owen Deering, Julia Havelka, Gary Duggan, and Tim Adams

Jenny Rafter, Aer Lingus

Jenny Rafter, Aer Lingus

Sarah Slattery receives her prize

Sarah Slattery receives her prize from Yvonne Muldoon,Ivan Beacom,Jenny Rafter and Francine Sheridan,Visit LA.

Sarah Slattery, The Travel Expert, was the lucky winner of two tickets from Dublin to Los Angeles, together with:

Four-night stay in the Garland Hotel.

Breakfast at The Garlands restaurant ‘The Front Yard’ for two guests.

GoLA card to use for famous attractions such as:

Warner Bros. Studios Tour Hollywood

Guided tour of the Dolby Theatre – home of the Oscars

Hollywood movie stars homes tour

Hop on Hop off tour – showcasing the sites of LA

Malibu Celebrity Homes Tour

Kati Ahern, Simon Greene and Bronagh O'Doherty all with Trailfinders.

Kati Ahern, Simon Greene and Bronagh O’Doherty, all with Trailfinders

American Holidays were theer in force,backrow;Audrey Joyce,Aisling O'Hara,Jenny Rafter,aer Lingus;Kristan Skinner;front row,Amanda O'Brien,Linda Collins,Jennifer Mulliagan and Angela Chua.

American Holidays were there in force: back row: Audrey Joyce, Aisling O’Hara, Jenny Rafter,Aer Lingus; Kristan Skinner; front row: Amanda O’Brien, Linda Collins, Jennifer Mulligan and Angela Chua

Denise Harman,CWT;Yvonne Muldoon,Aer Lingus and Karen Smyth at the event.

Denise Harman, CWT; Yvonne Muldoon,Aer Lingus; and Karen Smyth, CWT

Elaine King,Bev Fly, and jackie Clynch aoo with Book a Bed.

Elaine King, Bev Fly, and Jackie Clynch, all with BookaBed

Yvonne Muldoon,Aer Lingus and Volker Lorenz,Amadeus.

Yvonne Muldoon, Aer Lingus, with Volker Lorenz, Amadeus

Jill Maguire ,American Sky and Helen o@Flaherty, WTC at the LAX evening.

Jill Maguire, American Sky, and Helen O’Flaherty, WTC

Here is a link about Los Angeles that is full of information for travel agents: http://www.discoverlosangeles.com/press-releases/facts-about-los-angeles

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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