Company Watch: Aer Lingus hopes for post-Covid take-off as US flights sell out

The airline has lost €270 million so far this year, but is optimistic that it can slowly return to normal now the US is opening up for travel

Lynn Embleton, chief executive, Aer Lingus: ‘People are desperate to fly.’ Picture: Naoise Culhane

It’s been a bleak year for Aer Lingus on every front, but tomorrow offers a rare ray of light for the airline with every one of its transatlantic flights from Ireland to the US sold out.

Aer Lingus’ flight capacity is still less than 50 per cent due to the collapse in consumer demand due to Covid-19 and public health restrictions but for chief executive Lynn Embleton the return of a sold-out flight couldn’t be ...