American Airlines and Aer Lingus have announced a codeshare agreement, which will boost the Irish carrier’s reach within the US, while allowing American more connectivity through London Heathrow and Dublin.
Aer Lingus is adding its code to AA flights from Chicago O’Hare to Albuquerque (ABQ), Nashville (BNA), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Los Angeles (LAX), Seattle (SEA), San Francisco (SFO), San Jose, CA (SJC), and Tucson, AZ (TUS).
For its part, American Airlines will place its code on Aer Lingus flights between London Heathrow and Dublin. The deal also includes Aer Lingus flights from the airline’s Dublin hub to Amsterdam (AMS), Birmingham (BHX), London Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN), as well as flights from Heathrow to Belfast City (BHD), Cork (ORK) and Shannon (SNN).
The two airlines say they plan to expand the codeshare agreement in the future.
Aer Lingus joined the Atlantic Joint Business (AJB) venture with American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair and Iberia last year, allowing it to cooperate on network planning, pricing and sales activities.
“After almost two years of restricted travel we know that demand for dream vacations, business travel, and reconnecting families and friends in 2022 and beyond will be stronger than ever,” said Reid Moody, Aer Lingus’ chief strategy and planning officer.
“We are delighted that through the codeshare agreement with American Airlines, Aer Lingus customers will be able to avail of greater connectivity options and more seamless travel between the US and Europe via our Dublin hub, which also has the added benefit of US Customs & Border Protection pre-clearance located in Dublin.”