The A321 were the first narrow bodied Airbus aircraft in the Aer Lingus fleet and
entered service in 1998 primarily on the Dublin - London Heathrow route. Additional
capacity was required with British Airways pulling off the route and beginning a
codeshare operation on Aer Lingus services.
Three of the new aircraft were leased and three bought outright.
With different market conditions not favouring the larger A321 the leased aircraft
were allowed to leave the fleet in 2010/2011. The three owned aircraft now operate
on higher demand scheduled route as required as well as holiday routes where their
212 seat capacity can be fully utlised.
Current Aer Lingus A321 Routes.
(Routes flown in the last 30 days including positioning, test and training flights)