Fly with the shamrock to Dublin31.03.2014
Aer Lingus celebrates 10 years in Berlin
Ireland’s national airline Aer Lingus has every reason to celebrate: the airline with the green shamrock on its tail fin is marking its 10th anniversary in Berlin. Aer Lingus has been connecting the Berlin-Brandenburg region with Ireland’s capital since 30 March 2004. And with great success: the Berlin-Schönefeld–Dublin route launched with four weekly flights. By 2005, the route was already being served by daily flights. The state-of-the-art Airbus A320 with the shamrock on its tail fin now flies to Dublin 12 times a week. To date, around 1.2 million passengers have flown to and from Ireland with Aer Lingus.
‘Berlin is a key market for us and one that offers a steady clientele of avid Ireland fans. We also see good growth potential in this region in the years to come’, explains Julia Howe, Regional Sales Manager Central Europe, Aer Lingus.
‘Aer Lingus is a key partner at Schönefeld. The airline’s development is a success story, documented by increasing passenger figures and flight frequencies’, says Hartmut Mehdorn, Chief Executive Officer of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH. ‘I would like to sincerely congratulate Aer Lingus on its 10th anniversary in Berlin and look forward to continuing our successful cooperation in the years to come.’
With over 75 years of history, Aer Lingus is one of the oldest airlines in Europe. The airline has also been one of the most profitable companies in Europe for several years. The company currently operates a fleet of 48 aircraft, transporting around ten million passengers per year.
Dublin is always worth visiting from Berlin and Brandenburg. With a population of almost one million, Dublin is not just the capital, but also the biggest city in Ireland. Art lovers will be in their element in Dublin’s National Museum and the Trinity College park and campus is ideal for long walks. Those wanting to be transported back in time should visit Dublin Castle, the heart of Irish history. And no trip to Dublin would be complete, of course, without visiting any of the around 1,000 legendary pubs.