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A321LR delay forces Aer Lingus to push back Montreal launch

March 06, 2019 / LEWIS HARPER

Aer Lingus has blamed "aircraft delivery delays" relating to its incoming Airbus A321LRs for its decision to push back the launch of Dublin-Montreal service.The Irish carrier is still expecting to take delivery of four A321LRs in 2019, as previously announced, but the Canadian route will now launch in summer 2020, rather than 8 August this year as originally planned.It did not provide a detailed explanation of the delivery delays, nor any reasons, but states that the late arrival of aircraft is also causing a "temporary reduction in frequency on four transatlantic routes" during July. Those routes are: Dublin to Bradley, Minneapolis and Philadelphia, and Shannon to New York JFK.