The Irish low-cost airline Aer Lingus will schedule seven daily flights to Málaga this summer, providing a capacity of 2,400 seats each day. Moreover, throughout the whole year, there will be a total capacity of more than 740,000 seats.
The airline already disposes of three routes from Malaga with 14 flights per week to Dublin, 7 to Cork and 6 to Belfast. From today on, the company deals with an additional destination – the airport London Gatwick. The flights Málaga-London take off at 10.40, 16.00 and 22.00, whereas planes from London to the Costa del Sol operate at 6.10, 11.30 and 17.30. The route will be covered by an Airbus A320 with a capacity for 174 passengers.
The launch of this daily flight to the capital of the Costa del Sol forms part of the inauguration of the company’s new international base at the airport London Gatwick, the first one outside Ireland, which is supposed to “initiate a profitable growth on the extensive market of the European aviation”. The total investment in the first year will be 114 million euros. Besides, more than 120 new direct workplaces will be created by “recruiting locally pilots and flight attendants”. The general director of Aer Lingus in Spain, Aisling Lyons, is very pleased with this opportunity to amplify the business “and introduce the brand to new markets.”
“London is the major market of Europe’s aviation and we hope to extend our low fares with the quality we provide to many new passengers as part of a superior offer that distinguishes us from our rivals.” Together with this one, Aer Lingus already has 20 routes operating in Spain with direct flights to Dublin from Barcelona, Alicante, Bilbao, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Madrid, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Santiago de Compostela and Tenerife. Direct flights to Cork from Barcelona, Alicante, Lanzarote, Málaga and Tenerife, to Belfast from Barcelona, Málaga and Lanzarote.