On October 5, 2003 Aer Lingus, the national airline of Ireland, will celebrate its 45th year of service to Boston with special events planned at Logan International Airport.
As the carrier reflects on its rich history in serving the Boston community, it is keeping a keen eye toward the future by continuing to expand its services while providing customers with its lowest fares in years.
To mark the anniversary, the arrival of Aer Lingus flight EI 133 will be honored with a Massport Fire and Rescue water display on arrival from Ireland. The festivities will continue throughout the day with entertainment and a special ceremony for passengers embarking on flights to Dublin and Shannon.
This winter, Aer Lingus' flight capacity from Boston to the Emerald Isle will increase by 33% over 2002, by featuring ten flights per week. Additionally, Aer Lingus' website www.aerlingus.com is providing fares to Ireland starting at $114* each way for travel between mid-October and the end of February.
"We are very pleased to be celebrating such an exciting milestone in Boston," said Aer Lingus vice president sales and marketing Brian Murphy. "Given the state of the aviation industry as a whole, we are proud to demonstrate our long-term commitment to providing Boston customers with affordable and convenient flights to Ireland."
Massport chief executive officer Craig Coy said, "Massport is looking forward to Aer Lingus providing many more years of quality international service to and from Ireland on a daily basis."
Effective October 26, Aer Lingus will operate nonstop services to Shannon with continuing services to Dublin five days per week. Additionally, nonstop flights to Dublin will be available two days per week.
* - Fares only available through www.aerlingus.com website. Check with the Airline for other rules and restrictions.