Aer Lingus operated a special charter flight for the United States Naval Academy team and their entourage from Washington Dulles to Dublin last week in connection with Emerald Isle Classic between The University of Notre Dame and United States Naval Academy at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday 1st 2012.
EI-ELA Airbus A330-301 c/n 1106 Aer Lingus operated both sectors from and to Washington Dulles as the EIN7118 on Thursday 30th August and the return leg EIN7119 on Sunday 2nd September.
Aer Lingus, in support of The Gathering, will host, ‘The Aer Lingus Gathering Hurling Tournament’ which promises to be a significant sporting event on the Irish calendar in September 2013.
Aer Lingus is working closely with Tourism Ireland to help promote the Gathering initiative and to encourage the global Irish community to return to Ireland for many of the planned events. The airline will offer special promotional fares to and from Ireland for those travelling to the series of events in 2013.
Aer Lingus CEO Christoph Mueller said "We are very proud to support 'The Gathering' initiative. We are confident that the Aer Lingus hurling tournament will help to foster an interest in one of our most loved national sports, which is an integral part of our rich Irish heritage. This is just one of a number of initiatives and events that Aer Lingus will be involved with in 2013. We look forward to welcoming many of the Irish Diaspora home to Ireland for what promises to be an exciting year.”