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Aer Lingus Returns to Miami After Two Years

The Irish carrier resumed the route with two weekly flights starting on October 21 with a third to be added at the end of the month.

by Fergus Cole

October 24, 2022

Photo: Courtesy of John McArthur / Unsplash

Aer Lingus resumed operating to Miami from its main hub in Dublin following a two-year suspension of the route. The Irish carrier is set to perform two weekly flights between the cities, and a third flight will be added starting October 31.

Flights will leave Dublin at 3:40 PM on Fridays and Sundays, with the return flights leaving Miami at 10 PM the same day. The additional flight from October 31 will be available on Wednesdays.

The airline operates the route with its Airbus A330-300, fitted with a capacity for 317 passengers, including 30 in business class. With this, Aer Lingus plans to offer just under 1,900 seats per week—a 20% increase compared to 2019.

Foreign passengers flying to Miami can also use U.S. Immigration pre-clearing at Dublin Airport (DUB), Aer Lingus’ primary hub, which eliminates the need for lengthy immigration delays when landing at Miami International Airport (MIA).

U.S. passengers can also use the new Miami-Dublin route to connect to several U.K. airports, including London Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol, and Leeds-Bradford.

According to Aer Lingus, around a quarter of passengers flying from Dublin to Miami will have started their journey at another European airport outside Ireland.

“As the only carrier to operate direct flights to Miami from Ireland, we also cater to the U.K. and European markets given the seamless connections we offer travelers transiting via Dublin,” said Susanne Carberry, chief customer officer at Aer Lingus. “Restarting our Miami service is further proof of our ambition to continue to grow our North American network.”

Aer Lingus currently offers 16 nonstop routes between Ireland and North America, including New York, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orlando, Washington D.C., Seattle, and Philadelphia.

The airline also recently announced it will be resuming direct routes to Cleveland, Ohio, and Hartford, Connecticut, in the summer of 2023.