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Aer Lingus fully restores North American network

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Aer Lingus has restarted flights from Dublin to Minneapolis-St Paul airport for the first time in four years in a move marking the full restoration of the Irish carrier’s pre-Covid North American network.

The IAG-owned airline first launched flights to the “Twin Cities” in July 2019 but they were paused in March 2020. On Monday (29 April), the Minnesota gateway became the last of Aer Lingus’ US destinations to be restored to service.

Aer Lingus will operate four flights per week on the route using widebody Airbus A330 aircraft, which includes upgrades to business class services such as a new inflight menu.

Reid Moody, the airline’s chief strategy and planning officer, said: “There has been a noticeable demand from our passengers for the reinstatement of this route following the temporary pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

“Minneapolis-St Paul is a significant business destination within the US and we look forward to once again facilitating corporate links and connectivity between Europe and North America, through our Dublin hub.”

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