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Aer Lingus celebrates double award win

Aer Lingus was voted "Best Short Haul airline" and "Best Long Haul airline" last week by the Irish Consumer Travel Awards at a star-studded gala event at the RDS in Dublin.

Aer Lingus reports record online sales for March

Aer Lingus celebrates a milestone this month having recorded over one million bookings on for the month of March.

Queen of the skies

Aer Lingus celebrated the launch of a further three of its new European routes from Gatwick yesterday, as more than 500 passengers took off to Munich, Vienna and Nice.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, its 999 nudes

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, its 999 nudes

999 naked members of the public gathered at London’s Jubilee Gardens last week to launch Aer Lingus’ £9.99 - No Hidden Extra’s - fare from Gatwick. The 999 Nudes swapped their day wear for skimpy Shamrock bikini’s – symbolic with St Patrick’s Day just around the corner.

Aer Lingus commits to Cork-Birmingham service

Following BMI Baby's recent announcement of the withdrawal of their Cork to Birmingham route, and Ryanair's termination of their Cork to East Midlands route, Aer Lingus is pleased to reaffirm their commitment to scheduled services between Cork and Birmingham International Airport.

Aer Lingus and United Airlines announce partnership

Aer Lingus and United Airlines have announced an innovative extension of their relationship on select long haul services between Europe and North America. This partnership will capitalise on the growth opportunities presented by the Open Skies agreement between the European Union (EU) and the United States (US) by opening new transatlantic non-stop services.

Aer Lingus scoops Airline of the Year at the iSPY Awards

The iSPY (International Sales Person of Year) awards were announced in London last Friday. Aer Lingus scooped the prestigious accolade of "Airline of the Year", against strong competition from twenty-four airlines from around the world. The awards recognise all aspects of cabin crew's contribution towards in-flight sales.

Aer Lingus reports record online sales levels

Aer Lingus' "January Seat Sale" reached record levels this week (Tuesday 6th January), with almost 51,000 seats booked on the airlines website,, in just one day. This is the highest level of online sales achieved in one day over the last twelve months. also recorded an increase of 27% new visitors on the same period last year.

Aer Lingus announces removal of long haul fuel surcharges

Aer Lingus has announced, with immediate effect, the removal of all fuel surcharges on its long haul services booked from December 12th. Since the introduction of fuel surcharges, the airline has kept the price of oil under review and has adjusted the surcharge level in line with movements in fuel prices. Las week’s decision has been taken in the context of reductions in fuel prices over a sustained period.

Aer Lingus scoops top magazine award

Aer Lingus' in-flight magazine, Cara, was awarded the prestigious Customer Magazine of the Year 2008 award, by the PPAI, at a ceremony in the Four Seasons hotel this month. Maxmedia, contract publishers for Cara, scooped the accolade against strong competition.

Aer Lingus confirms SIPTU staff cost savings

Aer Lingus Group plc today welcomed the positive outcome of the recent SIPTU ballot which delivers significant cost savings, work practice changes and pay inflation moderation for the airline. The examination of the options chosen by individual staff members indicates at this point that the necessary take ups required in each of Dublin, Cork and Shannon will be sufficient to deliver the annualised target savings of €25 million relevant to the SIPTU areas of the airline.

Aer Lingus rejects Ryanair proposal

The Board of Aer Lingus Group plc has announced that it has considered the announcement by Ryanair Holdings plc of its intention to make another unsolicited offer for the whole of the issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Aer Lingus not already owned by Ryanair at a price of €1.40 per share.

Aer Lingus announces nine new routes for summer 2009

Aer Lingus has announced plans to introduce nine new routes for summer 2009 from Ireland to the UK and Europe. New services, which are on sale from today, include Dublin to Catania in Sicily, Sofia & Newcastle, Cork to Lanzarote, Lisbon & Rennes, and from Belfast to Milan, Munich & Lanzarote. This expansion brings to 12 the number of European routes introduced already in 2008 and supports the airline's growing European operation both to and from Ireland.

Aer Lingus to reduce long-haul fuel surcharges

Aer Lingus is to reduce its long haul fuel surcharges by up to 20% on all tickets booked for flights between Ireland and the US with immediate effect. The fuel surcharge reduction represents a decrease of up to €20/US$40 per sector and comes as a result of the recent decrease in international oil prices.

Aer Lingus board agrees cost reduction programme

The Board of Aer Lingus Group plc today agreed to proceed with a cost reduction programme to deliver the substantial savings which are necessary to ensure the Company's long-term viability as an independent airline.