Europe Air Service From NEO Begins Today

Air service between Northeast and Ohio resumes today (May 19) as Aer Lingus inaugurates flights between Cleveland and Dublin, Ireland.

The first flight is scheduled to arrive in Cleveland at 6:50 p.m. and depart for Dublin at 8:20 p.m.

Flights will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday except for a six-week suspension starting next January.

Aer Lingus has assigned a 184-seat Airbus a32`neo plane to the route. The flights are timed to arrive in Dublin at 8:50 a.m. and depart from there at 3:30 p.m.

Cleveland is the 13th destination in the United States for Aer Lingus.

The service was made possible by an $11.8 million guarantee over three years made by several state and local agencies, which included the governments of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, JobsOhio and the Greater Cleveland Partnership.

The money will only be paid to the airline if is fails to sell enough tickets to cover its costs.

Cleveland last had nonstop air service to Europe in 2018 when two carriers flew to Reykjavik, Iceland. Neither route lasted a year.

Service by Continental Airlines to Paris ended in 2008. Continental also during the same period flew between Cleveland and London before that service ended.

Airline officials said they believe the Cleveland market has the potential to support daily service starting in two or three years.

The Cleveland flights to Dublin are scheduled to connect with other Aer Lingus flights to 25 European cities,

Officials said initial sales of tickets on the Cleveland-Dublin route have been strong with the vast majority  of travelers originating their travel in Cleveland and ending their journey in Ireland.

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