Aer Lingus named in top 10 for short-haul trips

Aer Lingus named in top 10 for short-haul trips

Aer Lingus has been named as one of the top airlines for a short-haul holiday.

Readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine put the carrier seventh out of 10.

British Airways topped the list followed by Swiss International, Lufthansa and EasyJet.

As part of its Readers' Travel Awards, Dublin was also named 16th best city in the world, coming ahead of Chicago, Lisbon, Los Angeles and Toronto.

New York, Paris and Rome were the top three in the list.

Top airlines for a short-haul holiday:

1. British Airways

2. Swiss International Air Lines

3. Lufthansa

4. EasyJet

5. Turkish Airlines

6. Air France

7. Aer Lingus

8. Air Berlin

9. SAS (Scandinavian Airlines)

10. KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines)

Top airlines for a long-haul holiday:

1. British Airways

2. Emirates

3. Qatar Airways

4. Virgin Atlantic

5. Singapore Airlines

6. Cathay Pacific

7. Etihad Airways

8. Qantas

9. Air New Zealand

10. KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines)

Top airlines for a business trip:

1. Emirates

2. British Airways

3. Singapore Airlines

4. Qatar Airways

5. Cathay Pacific

6. Virgin Atlantic

7. Air New Zealand

8. Etihad

9. Qantas

10. Thai Airways


More in this Section

UK Government launches information campaign ahead of Brexit transition period endUK Government launches information campaign ahead of Brexit transition period end

Ireland's trade fair organisers seek clarity on when they can reopenIreland's trade fair organisers seek clarity on when they can reopen

Ireland sees sharp gain in construction activity recorded in JuneIreland sees sharp gain in construction activity recorded in June

Europe looks to ‘messy’ earnings that may test market’s optimismEurope looks to ‘messy’ earnings that may test market’s optimism


Lifestyle

The long-tailed tit’s nest is an architectural marvel.Richard Collins: Altruism of the long-tailed tits or not

The flight that brought us home to Ireland after our seven months sojourn in the Canary Islands (half our stay intended, half not) was the most comfortable I’ve experienced in years. With a large plane almost entirely to yourself, you could again pretend you were somebody.Damien Enright: Wonderful to see the green, green grass of home

IRISH folklore is replete with stories of priests praying for fine weather to help farmers save their crops in wet summers. However, the opposite could soon be happening when divine powers may have to be invoked to provide rain. And not just for farmers.Donal Hickey: Praying for rain — in Ireland

Geography is often the defining factor for the destiny of an island. Those islands that lie close to the shore have often been snapped up by interests on the mainland and their morphology changed to something completely different.The Islands of Ireland: Tarbert morphed onto the mainland

More From The Irish Examiner