Irish carrier Aer Lingus announced plans for two new North American routes routes which will link the Emerald Isle’s capital with Minneapolis-St. Paul and Montreal, Canada.
Both new routes will start next summer.
The flights will boost the carrier’s transatlantic network by about a quarter of a million seats and will extend its reach to 15 North American destinations.
Minneapolis service begins on July 8, 2019 and will be served daily by Boeing 757 aircraft.
Montreal service starts exactly a month later.
“Today we are pleased to announce two new transatlantic routes from our Dublin Hub with daily direct service to Montreal and Minneapolis-St Paul commencing in summer 2019. These destinations each have a rich heritage, vibrant culture and much to offer visitors,” said said airline CEO Stephen Kavanagh.
Brian Ryks, CEO of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, operator of Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport said: “Minneapolis-St. Paul and Dublin are both important centers for commerce and culture, with vibrant arts and entertainment offerings. I am very pleased that Aer Lingus will provide a direct connection between the cities, creating opportunities to strengthen economic and cultural ties.”