Aer Lingus intends to begin serving New York and Boston from Belfast, using an Airbus A330, under fifth-freedom rights. The carrier is understood to be aiming for a July start with an aircraft to be leased long-term from Air Inter. It already has three two-class A330s, but will initially at least operate the additional machine in Air Inter's all-coach configuration. Aer Lingus sources confirm the plan, but the airline has not commented formally.

Source: Flight International