(From Irish Independent)
AMERICAN Airlines yesterday confirmed it will fly non-stop on two key routes from Ireland to the US from May - a move which will result in increased competition for Aer Lingus.
The US carrier will fly the Shannon-Boston route with 188-seater Boeing 757s and will serve Dublin-Chicago with 211-seater 767-300 jets.
The airline will operate both routes on a daily basis during the peak summer travel season and five days a week during the remainder of the year.
It will also offer a cargo service on both routes. Aer Lingus already flies from Shannon and Dublin to Boston and Chicago. A spokesperson for American Airlines …