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Aer Lingus will add a new route in Cleveland for summer 2023

Irish airline Aer Lingus is stepping up transatlantic operations with plans to launch a new route to Cleveland, Ohio, as part of its 2023 summer schedule.

The new Dublin-Cleveland service will take off on May 19, 2023, operating four times a week with connections from nine UK airports.

It will be the carrier’s fifteenth transatlantic route between Ireland and North America, following the resumption of flights to Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston and New York, and will be the only direct European service to Cleveland.

The route will be served by an Airbus A321neo LR, which features business and economy class cabins, and is the carrier’s most sustainable long-haul aircraft.

Fares start from £249 each way on a return journey.

Travelers will also benefit from US immigration pre-clearance in Dublin, which allows them to arrive in the United States as a domestic passenger, bypassing long immigration queues.

Aer Lingus’ head of strategy and planning, Reid Moody, said the continued expansion of the carrier’s transatlantic network is “critical” to its long-term growth strategy.

“The start of a new route, accompanied by additional network connectivity, is an exciting step for the airline during a critical period of recovery for our business,” he said.

“The new service to Cleveland not only provides a direct connection to Ireland, but also connections to over 20 popular European destinations via our Dublin hub.”