Right now, there are only a handful of international airline carriers who service Philadelphia International Airport – Air Canada, British Airways, Icelandair, Lufthansa, and Qatar Airways. However, this past weekend, one more was added to the list.
On March 25, 2018, the very first Aer Lingus flight landed at PHL and was greeted by Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney, Airport CEO Chellie Cameron, and several local elected officials. As the plane passed under a welcoming water cannon, passengers waiting to board enjoyed music, shepherd’s pie, Philly cheese steaks and cake to celebrate.
Aer Lingus is the second foreign airline to introduce PHL service in the last 12 months. In a phl.org press release, Cameron says:
“We are happy to welcome Aer Lingus as our newest foreign flag carrier. Our goal is to provide passengers with flight options and we’re proud that our new airline, Aer Lingus, provides people with a competitive flight to Dublin. We are excited to welcome both leisure and business travelers to our city that is home to some of the nation’s top universities, businesses and tourism sites.”
Travelers flying out of Philadelphia will now have more opportunities for a nonstop flight to and from Dublin, Ireland.
Top 10 Attractions in Dublin
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral
- Old Jameson Distillery
- Abbey Theater
- Grafton Street
- Guinness Storehouse
- Chester Beatty Library
- Trinity College
- Dublin Castle
- St. Stephen’s Green Park
- Little Museum of Dublin
If you’re planning an Ireland trip, don’t forget to make your PHL Airport parking reservation with Winner! We’ll drive you to the airport in your own car, park it for you, and look after it while you’re away.