HISTORY: AERLINTE EIREANN came in 1947, into existence with the purpose of operating transatlantic flights to New York City from Ireland. On 28 April 1958, Aerlinte Eireann operated its first transatlantic service from Shannon to New York. Three Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellations were used for the twice-weekly service aboard aircraft leased from the US airline Seaboard and Western with Irish cabin crews. This arrangement continued until 1 January 1960 when Aerlinte Eireann was renamed Aer Lingus – Irish International Airlines.
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