Ireland’s Aer Lingus is introducing business class within Europe, which they will call AerSpace. It has been quite a long time since the airline had business class in Europe, though they have always had it on transatlantic routes.
This will mean that selected routes will feature a seamless product when transferring from long haul services. What will this product look like?
AerSpace in Europe
As is typical for European airlines, AerSpace will be a business class product featuring the middle seat free. That means it will be similar to other airlines.
When the new Airbus A321LR enters service, these aircraft will fly on European routes in between transatlantic flights. Seating will be lie flat, arguably making it one of the best business class products in Europe. You can see the seat here.
In addition to the middle seat being free, passengers will also get lounge access, priority boarding, and fast-track security. Complimentary food will be available from the buy on board menu named Bia.
AerSpace will launch from 1 September 2019. For those with Aer Lingus AerClub membership, choosing AerSpace will mean you will earn 50 tier points per flight.
Selected routes will feature the new product. From Dublin, Belfast, Shannon and Cork, it will be available to London Heathrow. From Dublin and Knock, you will find it on flights to London Gatwick. You will also find it on flights from Dublin to Birmingham and Manchester.
Within Europe, AerSpace will be available on flights from Dublin and Cork to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Lisbon, Munich and Paris. Otherwise flights from Dublin to Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate, Geneva, Zurich, Brussels and Madrid will feature the service.
It is about time that Aer Lingus reintroduced business class within Europe. AerSpace was announced years ago and it has taken a long, long time for it to be implemented.
Hopefully this will be a success for the Irish airline, and there’s no reason why it wouldn’t be. Will you be travelling in business class with Aer Lingus within Europe? What do you think of AerSpace? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.
All images via Aer Lingus.