Aer Lingus is adding two new routes to European cities and increasing frequencies on 14 other European routes in its summer 2012 schedule.
The airline will introduce new services from Dublin to Verona and Stockholm and will increase service frequencies on routes to Faro, Perpignan, Zurich and 10 other destinations. Faro will see increased service from both Dublin and Cork.
Verona in northern Italy is the setting for William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and has a famous summer opera festival. Verona also provides an excellent gateway to the scenic Lake Garda, less than an hour’s drive away. Aer Lingus will fly to the Italian city twice weekly.
Aer Lingus will serve Stockholm four times weekly. Describing the stylish Swedish capital as “cosy yet cosmopolitan and effortlessly picturesque”, Lonely Planet has listed the Swedish capital in its top 10 cities worldwide to visit in 2012. The city has dozens of museums and art galleries, most of which are accessible by foot. Stockholm also has magnificent water views, the city being almost surrounded by lakes and waterways.
“In keeping with our commitment to providing customers with excellent choice and great value, we have increased our flying schedule on 13 routes and are introducing Stockholm and Verona as new routes, with more announcements to follow later this month,” notes Declan Kearney, director of communications at Aer Lingus.
The Irish carrier is increasing its service frequencies from Dublin to London Gatwick, Faro, Lyon, Perpignan, Prague, Budapest, Zurich, Bologna, Milan, Malpensa, Helsinki and Stuttgart; and from Cork to Amsterdam and Faro.
Aer Lingus was founded by the Irish Government in April 1936 to provide air services to/from Ireland. The first flight, from Dublin to Bristol, took place on May 27, 1936.