We’re pleased to welcome Aer Lingus, the flag carrier of Ireland, into our New York flight operations at Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in early 2013.
Aer Lingus will become the first foreign carrier to join us at Terminal 5, a move that will offer our travellers a premium airport experience whether they are flying only with Aer Lingus between New York and Ireland or connecting to one of JetBlue’s many destinations across the Americas.
The Irish airline currently offers twice-daily service between JFK and Dublin and three weekly flights between JFK and Shannon, carrying nearly 400,000 customers through the airport last year. Aer Lingus and JetBlue have offered interline connections since 2008, affording travellers the benefits of one-stop ticketing and baggage check-in for travel on both carriers.
With the move to Terminal 5, the minimum connection time from European arrivals to U.S. departures will be reduced to just 60 minutes. Customers traveling to Ireland will enjoy connections as fast as 40 minutes.
Pre-clearance service in Ireland
JFK-bound Aer Lingus customers will clear U.S. Customs and Immigration formalities in Ireland, allowing them to get on their way quickly in New York without the need for queuing after a transatlantic journey. Customers traveling onward with JetBlue to other destinations in the Americas will particularly benefit from the pre-clearance service in Ireland to make fast, same-terminal connections at Terminal 5.