Aer Lingus adds new premium economy

By Sasha Wood, published 10/05/2019

Ireland’s national carrier, Aer Lingus, has unveiled a new enhanced economy offering, AerSpace, which flyers will be able to experience from September 1 2019. The premium economy service will be available to travellers on short-haul flights between selected UK destinations and Ireland.

Aer Lingus says the addition of the four premium economy AerSpace seats per flight is in response to market research that suggests a quarter of customers between Dublin and London are flying for business reasons.

Travellers booking AerSpace seats will be guaranteed a first-row window or aisle seat with an unoccupied middle seat for added comfort, and reserved cabin space overhead. AerSpace customers will also benefit from complimentary lounge access, fast-track security and priority boarding.

On-board refreshments from Aer Lingus’ in-flight menu are also included in the fare. AerClub members will also collect Avios on their AerSpace purchase.

Susanne Carberry, Aer Lingus Director of Network Revenue and Loyalty, says: “We are thrilled to introduce a new fare option which gives greater comfort and convenience to our guests. At Aer Lingus we are committed to innovating our product offering to meet travellers’ ever-changing needs.”

“AerSpace guests will have reserved seating in row 1 on our most popular routes, leaving the middle seat free and allowing more space to work or simply relax as they fly.”

“We are proud to launch AerSpace in response to feedback from our guests seeking a more premium and spacious travel experience when flying short haul with Aer Lingus.”

AerSpace expands on Aer Lingus’ current fare types that include Saver, the lowest fare option; Plus offering pre-selected seats, checked bags and priority boarding; and Advantage, which includes lounge access and fast-track through security at Dublin airport.

AerSpace is available to book now for travel from September 1 2019.

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