Aer Lingus to suspend Dublin-LA route for winter months

Aer Lingus is to suspend its Dublin to Los Angeles route from November.

The airline cited higher fuel costs, a weak US dollar and the uncertainty of the economic climate as reasons for the cutback.

It is also emerged that the company will cut its capacity on long-haul US routes by 15% in the winter.

Aer Lingus Chief Executive Dermot Mannion said the deferral of long haul growth is the most sensible option at the moment:

He said the decision not to grow the long-haul fleet was made on a "prudent, conservative basis.

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