Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Announces Nonstop Flights to Ireland in 2023
JobsOhio, along with partners Team NEO, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Destination Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, and the City of Cleveland, is pleased to announce Cleveland Hopkins International Airport will offer nonstop flights from Cleveland to Dublin, Ireland on Aer Lingus, starting May 19, 2023.
The airline will offer four weekly flights with seamless connections to more than 20 European destinations, providing more opportunities for Ohioans to see the world.
Aer Lingus’ service will bring an estimated $85 million economic impact over the first three years, by providing nonstop flights to Dublin, Ireland – the only airport in Europe operating a U.S. Customs preclearance checkpoint – which will open opportunities for county residents to conveniently travel to dozens of international destinations.
JobsOhio was instrumental in securing this new route with the JobsOhio Air Service Restoration Program, which was established in 2020 to provide Ohio’s commercial airports the opportunity to work collaboratively through public and private partnerships to retain and restore air service opportunities for economic development.
About Aer Lingus:
Aer Lingus was founded in 1936. In summer 2022, Aer Lingus operated over 100 routes, flying to over 71 direct routes and 62 destinations from Ireland to the UK and Europe. Including Cleveland, the airline will now operate 18 transatlantic routes from Dublin, Shannon, and Manchester UK to North America and the Caribbean. Aer Lingus is a 4-star airline, awarded by Skytrax, the international air transport rating organization. Aer Lingus is a member of the International Airlines Group (IAG), one of the world’s largest airline groups. As part of IAG, Aer Lingus has pledged to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and has committed to powering 10% of its flights using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2030.