Aer Lingus increases number of flights to Faro

Aer Lingus is to expand its activity in Portugal with the launching of two new routes and more flights on the current routes to Lisbon and Faro.

A press release from the company, which is represented in Portugal by ATR, explained that this was its “biggest expansion to Portugal in 2009" and would involve the creation of new Lisbon-Cork and Faro-Gatwick routes.

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Aer Lingus’ carrying capacity to the airports of Lisbon and Faro will thus increase from 400,000 to over 580,000 seats.

The 46% increase is due to a growth in the frequency of flights on the existing routes and the launching of two new routes, the airline explained.

From Faro, the Irish airline will have two daily flights to Gatwick airport in London.

In addition, Aer Lingus is planning to increase the frequency of flights on the route Faro-Dublin, from 11 flights per week in 2008 to 14 fights pr week this summer.

The Faro-Belfast route will see an increase from three to five flights per week, while the Faro-Cork route will continue with four flights per week.

The new Lisbon-Cork route starts on 14th March, with two flights per week and is timed to coincide with Ireland’s biggest festival, St. Patrick's Day.

From 28th March, and during the summer, the number of weekly flights on the route will increase to three.

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