Aer Lingus has announced a new route to Miami from its base in Dublin as it expands transatlantic operations.

As part its 2017 summer schedule the Irish airline will operate the new route three-times weekly from September next year.

The new Miami service is in addition to Aer Lingus’ existing transatlantic routes: Boston, Chicago, New York, Orlando, San Francisco, Washington and Toronto via Dublin and Boston and New York via Shannon, as well as the new routes to Los Angeles, Newark and Hartford, which commenced earlier this year.

The airline will also increase its Los Angeles flight to a daily service for summer 2017, Dublin to Orlando will increase to four times per week, and Chicago will also increase to a double daily service in the same period.

In addition to its expanded transatlantic network, the airline is also including two new European destinations to its summer schedule – Porto in Portugal and Split in Croatia.

Aer Lingus Chief Executive Stephen Kavanagh said: “We are delighted to announce the further expansion of our transatlantic network with the addition of Dublin to Miami and increased frequency to Los Angeles, Orlando and Chicago improving connectivity to North America. New routes from Dublin to Porto and Split will continue to the offer the choice, service and value that delivered our Skytrax 4-Star accreditation and we look forward to welcoming guests on board these new services in 2017.”

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