Aer Lingus will launch its first ever service between Dublin and Miami International Airport (MIA) on September 1. The three-times weekly flights will be served by the Irish airline’s 266-seat Airbus A330-200s.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A Gimenez welcomed the carrier to MIA. “Miami-Dade County looks forward to welcoming Aer Lingus and its passengers to our community. Our residents will soon have nonstop service to the beautiful, historic city of Dublin, as well as to all the connecting flights that city’s strategic location provides.”
Dublin becomes MIA’s 24th European route and its first pre-clearance transatlantic destination, allowing passengers to have their passports processed and receive US Customs and Border Protection clearance before they leave Ireland, arriving in Miami as domestic fliers.
The Irish capital is Miami’s fourth new international route for 2017, joining Guadalajara (Volaris), Reykjavík (WOW air) and Milan (Meridiana).
Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T González added: “We are extremely pleased to add a four-star carrier of Aer Lingus’s calibre to our growing roster of airlines. We look forward to developing our new connection with Ireland and to strengthening our ties all across Europe.”