Aer Lingus operate flights from Dublin, Cork and Shannon to destinations in the UK, Europe and North America
Aer Lingus celebrates its 75th anniversary this year and has introduced its new Airbus A320 to honour the event. The Irish Airway began its operation way back in the April of 1936.
Founded by the Irish Government as a means of providing flights to and from Ireland, the airways soon grew. Aer Lingus saw its first flight take off from Dublin to Bristol in 1936. It saw an entire new phase by becoming a publicly quoted company, seeing tremendous growth in its customer base. Its low cost and low fared model is based on a low maintenance unit that in turn offers its customer base the benefit of one-way fares. This along with optimal fleet utilisation has added value to the brand that is Aer Lingus. Keeping in line with its cost effective maintenance, this Irish airways sees its primary distribution happening via its website aerlingus.com. The effective revenue generated in 2010 via this website was rated at 81%. This year, in celebration of its 75th anniversary, Aer Lingus has introduced the Airbus A320. This airbus is special as it is honours the airways strong presence in the industry since 1936 and is painted suitably in its 1960s livery. Aptly names St Colman, the aircraft represents the airways rich heritage starting from the times when it was called the Irish International. Aer Lingus has come a long way in its 75 year sojourn and has seen growth as an integral part of these years. Keeping this in mind the cabin crew have gone ahead and fashioned vintage uniforms that represent each decade starting from 1945 to date.