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Aer Lingus is launching two new long-haul routes, bookable on Avios

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Aer Lingus has announced two new routes to North America.

It will fly direct from Dublin to Montreal and Minneapolis–Saint Paul from Summer 2019.

Full details are on the Aer Lingus website here.

Montreal is due to start on 8th August 2019 with an Airbus A321neo. Minneapolis–Saint Paul launches on 8th July 2019 and will be operated by a Boeing 757 aircraft.

Montreal is, I think, the first route to be confirmed with a new Airbus A321neo long-range version.  Aer Lingus has 12 of these aircraft on order for delivery between 2019 and 2022.

They are capable of flying non-stop to the US and Canadian eastern coasts.  What isn’t yet clear is how passengers, especially business passengers, will react to using a single-aisle aircraft normally found on short-haul routes.  The business class will be fully flat.

Both of these flights will be available for Avios redemption.  This HFP article explains the rather complex process for redeeming Avios on Aer Lingus.  You CAN still book via avios.com even though your avios.com account may have been closed – this HFP article explains how.

You can find out more on the website here.

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