May 26, 2024

Aer Lingus: Ireland’s Domestic Airline

Aer Lingus is primarily based in Dublin Airport from which it flies routes close to Eire, Europe and North America. The airline dates back as significantly as 1936 when West Coastline Air Companies founded the airline beneath the Air Navigation and Transportation Act of 1936. The name ‘Aer Lingus’ is a phonetic translation of Aer – Loingeas which interprets from Gaelic to ‘our fleet.’

The Govt of Ireland have 85% of the enterprise with substantially of the remainder becoming in the arms of the unions who symbolize the workers of Aer Lingus. In modern developments the governing administration has approved the privatisation of the airline. The Governing administration will nevertheless keep a share of the airline to guarantee Irish passions are finest served although the vast majority will be bought to the public.

New decades have been great to Aer Lingus considering the fact that they transformed their design to that of a reduced coast air line to compete with Ryanair who also fly out of Dublin Airport. The Airline is now worthwhile at the time once again immediately after dropping income for several decades beforehand and during the 1990s came shut to currently being bankrupt.

Now the Aer Lingus fleet is made up of Airbus aircraft while Ryanair have opted for Boeing aircraft. Aer Lingus have 22 A320 – 200, 6 A321 – 200, 3 A330-200 and 4 A330-300 aircraft with one more four on purchase. It is a very long way from the 6 seated De Havilland 84 Dragon biplane which was the airplane employed for the duration of its first procedure flight at any time taken that flew from Baldonnel Airfield to Bristol in England.