Aer lingus launch first ever non-Irish route (Madrid-Washington)

Aer Lingus have announced a new route between Madrid and Washington DC which will commence in March 2010.

The route will be operated in partnership with United Airlines with whom Aer Lingus already operate code-share routes between the USA and Ireland since October 2008.

Aer Lingus also hinted that the pertnership with United Airlines may “may develop into a ‘broader and deeper’ joint venture”.

Tickets will be on sale in about 6 weeks and recruitment will be exclusively in the USA.