I have written before about the options for quickly getting to Cork from North America and arriving in our friendliest airport. While these options have always meant making a connection on the eastern side of the Atlantic, there has been the strongest signal yet that Aer lingus are considering opening up a direct, non-stop service from New York to Cork Airport.
The airline’s CEO, Christoph Mueller, recently said the company was evaluating future fleet requirements and that while no decisions are imminent, the airline is interested in using Airbus’s A321neo on transatlantic routes.
With its lower capacity, this smaller, more efficient aircraft could enable the carrier to operate year-round services between New York and Cork according to Mr Mueller.
This would be a huge boost to North American visitors coming to Ireland on vacation as it would open up Ireland’s most passenger-friendly airport as an option for a hassle free arrival in Ireland.