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Aer Lingus

flag-carrier airline of Ireland
An Aer Lingus Airbus A330.

Aer Lingus is Ireland's national airline. It is the second largest Irish airline after its main competitor, Ryanair. Aer Lingus means Air Fleet in the Celtic languages.

The airline began flying in April 1936. At that time, it had only one aircraft. It flew between Dublin and Bristol. As of 2015, the airline has almost 50 airplanes. It flies to about 70 airports in Europe and North America.