Aer Lingus to launch new short-haul luxury service with plenty of perks
You're guaranteed both armrests to yourself.
Aer Lingus has announced plans for a new "premium travel experience" to be launched later this year.
Maybe the most appealing element of the new AerSpace scheme is that you're guaranteed either a window seat or an aisle seat with the middle seat unoccupied.
In addition to the elbow room, the new service promises "reserved cabin space directly overhead" and that those who avail of the service will "arrive at their destination more relaxed and refreshed with complimentary lounge access, Fast Track security, priority boarding and on-board refreshments from the Aer Lingus’ onboard menu".
The service is specifically designed for some of Aer Lingus' most often-travelled short-haul routes, including flights to London, Barcelona, Paris and Rome. These flights will come with four "AerSpace" seats, all in the first row of the plane.
The new service will be launched on 1 September, and fares will start at €129.
Commenting on the launch, Susanne Carberry, Director of Network Revenue and Loyalty at Aer Lingus, said: "We are thrilled to introduce a new fare option which gives greater comfort and convenience to our guests... AerSpace guests will have reserved seating in row 1 on our most popular routes, leaving the middle seat free and allowing more space to work or simply relax as they fly.
"Not only will those choosing AerSpace enjoy a suite of complimentary services including lounge access and priority boarding, AerClub members will also collect Avios on their AerSpace purchase. We are proud to launch AerSpace in response to feedback from our guests seeking a more premium and spacious travel experience when flying short haul with Aer Lingus."