Aer Lingus airplane

Aer Lingus flight from Dublin arrives at PHL (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

Aer Lingus serivce between Ireland, Philly begins

The first Aer Lingus flight between Dublin and Philly arrived Sunday

Andrew Kramer
March 26, 2018 - 10:14 am

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Those flying directly between Philadelphia and Ireland now have another airline to choose from.

That would be Aer Lingus, and the first flight arrived to Philly International in grand fashion on Sunday.

“We are so excited to welcome our newest international foreign fly carrier,” said Chellie Cameron with Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation.

Cameron and other city officials went all out to welcome the very first of those flights.

“We’ve got cake and balloons and music," she says. "It’s really a festive time."

Not to mention the water cannon salute that greeted the plane.

Aer Lingus’ Jeff Wright was appreciative.

“It’s always chilling to watch the airplane going in and out," he tells KYW Newsradio. "It always brings a tear to the eye.” 

And from this point forward…

“We’ll be operating four days a week, starting today, until the 17th of May when we go to daily for the rest of the summer,” explains Wright.