International Airlines Group’s (IAG) Irish airline Aer Lingus plans to nearly double its long-haul fleet from 17 to 30 aircraft by summer 2023, using the extra capacity to grow its North American presence. Addressing delegates at IAG’s capital markets day on Nov. 2, outgoing Aer Lingus CEO Stephen Kavanagh outlined plans for 11% compound annual growth on the North Atlantic by 2023. Seat capacity will increase from 2.8 million to 4.7 million and frequencies would ...

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