Kevin Dillon

Aer Lingus Service From Bradley Falls Short Of Revenue Target

Aer Lingus Service From Bradley Falls Short Of Revenue Target

Aer Lingus’ service from Bradley International Airport to Dublin — and connections to two dozen cities — fell short of revenue expectations in its first year, leading the airline to tap into a state subsidy package.

Aer Lingus launched its service from Bradley in late 2016 with a substantial package of incentives, including up to $9 million in taxpayer-funded assistance to offset losses in the airline’s first two years of service.

The airline drew $4.5 million of the subsidy after its first year of operation.

“As with any startup operation, we were not surprised that it took time to build volume during the first year of the service,” Catherine Smith, commissioner of...

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