Aer Lingus said it would be a unique offering in Europe.

The Irish flag carrier’s most popular short-haul routes are London, Paris, Manchester and Barcelona.

It currently offers pay-to-enter lounge access at Dublin, Heathrow and JFK for €30 (£25).

Susanne Carberry, Director of Network Revenue and Loyalty, commented: “We are thrilled to introduce a new fare option which gives greater comfort and convenience to our guests.

“At Aer Lingus we are committed to innovating our product offering to meet travellers’ ever-changing needs. AerSpace guests will have reserved seating in row 1 on our most popular routes, leaving the middle seat free and allowing more space to work or simply relax as they fly.

“We are proud to launch AerSpace in response to feedback from our guests seeking a more premium and spacious travel experience when flying short haul with Aer Lingus.”

AerSpace will be available from September 1 on the following routes:


Dublin- Heathrow
Dublin – Gatwick
Dublin – London City
Dublin – Birmingham
Dublin – Manchester
Cork – Heathrow
Shannon – Heathrow
Belfast – Heathrow
Gatwick – Knock


Dublin – Paris
Dublin – Amsterdam
Dublin – Brussels
Dublin – Munich
Dublin – Barcelona
Dublin – Frankfurt
Dublin – Berlin
Dublin – Milan (Linate & Malpensa)
Dublin – Lisbon
Cork – Paris
Cork – Amsterdam
Cork – Lisbon
Cork – Munich
Cork – Barcelona
Dublin – Zurich
Dublin – Geneva
Dublin – Madrid
Dublin – Dusseldorf