Aer Lingus has announced plans to search for new destination airports in North America. The airline will take delivery of up to 12 new A321 NEO Long Range Aircraft between 2019 and 2021, which in addition to its current A330 fleet will result in significant additional capacity on its North American network. 

Aer Lingus has launched a Request for Information for Commercial Support for Transatlantic Network Development (RFI). The process presents an opportunity for North American airports and their local communities to invest alongside Aer Lingus in the introduction or expansion of Aer Lingus service. 

The growth in transatlantic operations is a key element of Aer Lingus’ strategy of expanding its Dublin Airport base into a major hub. While traditionally Aer Lingus connected Ireland and North America, today more than a third of Aer Lingus transatlantic guests are connecting through Dublin onto its UK and European network.