Aer Lingus is increasing its flight schedule between Dublin and London Gatwick Airport by more than 50 per cent.
According to the airline, the extra flights will mean Aer Lingus offering more service frequencies on the Dublin-Gatwick route than any other airline. The carrier is increasing its capacity on the route by 56 per cent.
As part of its new winter schedule, Aer Lingus will now provide six flights every day between Dublin and London Gatwick, an increase from the four flights per day that the airline had offered on the route last winter.
Under its new schedule, Aer Lingus’ first flight will leave Dublin Airport (DUB) at 6:40 a.m. (two hours earlier than last year), and this will be the first departure of the day to London Gatwick from Dublin by any airline. Similarly, the airline’s first flight to Dublin will leave London Gatwick Airport (LGW) at 6:50 a.m., making it the first departure to Dublin from London.
Aer Lingus is also offering a new 5:50 p.m. departure from London Gatwick Airport to complement its existing 6:50 p.m. departure, providing an alternative option for travelers flying at peak times.
The carrier’s new 7:50 p.m. departure from Dublin also aims to provide an alternative for travellers searching for UK flight deals at a particularly busy time, and is aimed at complement the 8:50 p.m. departure that Aer Lingus already operates.
Finally, the new 12:55 p.m. departure from London Gatwick will bridge the gap between the existing 10:50 a,m, and 2:50 p.m. flights.
These new flights mean that Aer Lingus now provides 18 flights in each direction between Dublin and London every day (124 per week), with the airline now offering a greater frequency of flights between the two cities than any other airline.
Additionally, with a total of 27 daily flights in each direction between the Republic of Ireland and London, Aer Lingus has the highest frequency of flights between Ireland and London than any other carrier.