Introduction

Not to be confused with four-leaf-clover, the Shamrock is a young sprig of clover used as a symbol of Ireland, and is also the same symbol used by Ireland’s flag carrier airline: Aer Lingus. Founded by the Irish government, Aer Lingus is the second-largest airline in Ireland, it was privatised between 2006 and 2015 and is now a subsidiary of International Airlines Group.  

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Origins and Ownership

steven-kavanagh-ceoAer Lingus was formed in 1936, it was a former member of the Oneworld Alliance until March 31, 2007. The airline has codeshares with Oneworld, Star Alliance, and SkyTeam members, as well as interline agreements with Etihad Airways, JetBlue Airways and United Airlines.

Steven Kavanagh was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Aer Lingus with effect from March 1, 2015. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, he had served as a Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, Stephen had served the position since early 2014 and a Chief Commercial Officer from 2009. Stephen Kavanagh joined the company in 1988, and took a number of analytical and management roles in fleet scheduling and business planning departments, before being appointed the Operations Planning Manager in 2003. He joined the senior management team in 2006 as a Planning Director and was appointed as a Corporate Planning Director in 2007.

What people are saying

Ireland’s iconic Shamrock symbolizes good luck and fortune. Well maybe the myth is true, as Aer Lingus gathers a lot of positive reviews coming from their satisfied customers. Giving the airline an impression of being a good airline that offers great services. Here are some of the reviews:

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I was visiting family member who was quite ill. The flight and ground staff were excellent, very friendly and very helpful throughout. The flight was comfortable, the aeroplane was spotlessly clean and tidy, the duty free area was excellent, and everything went according to plan during the whole journey. The only gripe I have is that during the booking times, the prices kept rising, and increased by an average of 50 Euro from one day to the next, and I wasn’t in a situation to book at my first visit to the Aer Lingus page.”

—Patrick855a (Ennis, Ireland)

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Flew to Dublin from Bristol, for my stepdaughter’s wedding in Galway. Very happy with all aspects of the flight. Checked in online a couple of weeks before our flights. Were able to print out both sets of boarding passes, for outward and return. We were 3 passengers travelling together. We had paid for chosen seats and luggage when booking online. Flights were on time, seats comfortable, check in and cabin crew were pleasant and friendly. We didn’t have any food or drink on board, as we had eaten in the airport prior to flights. Would definitely fly with Aer Lingus again.”

—Princesspentium (Bridgewater, United Kingdom)

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“Aer Lingus started flying again from the West Coast to Ireland two years ago. Their planes seem to be new and the cabin crew is very attentive. I have flown economy and business class and have found both sections to be comfortable.”
—Tyagi (San Francisco, California)

The Website

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A vivid, minimalistic and simple website that offers great information about the airline’s promos and other travel deals. With the combination of teal and green that compliments the website’s white background, added the beautiful photos that shows different pictures of iconic landmarks found in the United Kingdom; the website allows a user to book flights, for single person or as a group, they also offer online check-ins, flight infos and even allows a user to manage their trip. Scrolling down, different travel stories that advertise the beauty of Ireland, can be found. You can check Aer Lingus’ website by clicking this link.

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Contact information

  • Website URL: https://www.aerlingus.com
  • Contact number: +353 1 886 8202
  • Contact Email: niall.brady@aerlingus.com
  • Fax Number: +353 1 886 3832
  • Head Office Address: Head Office Block, Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland

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Conclusion

A decent airline that offers a convenient travel experience, comfortable seats, delightful meals and courteous and approachable staff. As though lady luck has been with you as you board the plane and feel the altitude gradually go high up, travelling with Aer Lingus will always be fun, magical and full of surprises.

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