Aer Lingus has begun year-round direct service from Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks to Dublin, with travelers able to connect in the Irish capital to over 25 United Kingdom and European airports.
Fares from Dublin to Bradley start from $509 for travel between November 2016 and March 2017.
“We worked hard on bringing a transatlantic flight back to Bradley Airport because we know what a positive impact a flight like this, which serves as a portal to so many international hubs, can have on our economy, on tourism, and on Connecticut’s future,” said Gov. Dannel Malloy. “We have a significant corporate base within Connecticut and our surrounding states that have substantial regional and European connectivity needs. As a centrally located, major airport, Bradley will continue to be an important economic driver for Connecticut.”
The Bradley launch is the third new Aer Lingus transatlantic route to commence this year, making it the largest expansion of the airline’s transatlantic network since it began transatlantic service in 1958.
“The reestablishment of transatlantic service at Bradley meets a critical need for our regional business and leisure travelers,” said Connecticut Airport Authority Board Chairman Charles R. Gray. He promised to continue efforts to expand the airport’s routes.