A female Aer Lingus passenger is looking at the new menu.

Press Release: Aer Lingus launches new summer menu and expanded IFE


Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueAer Lingus is set to serve its customers a taste of summer, with its new Business Class menu and expanded in-flight entertainment library.

The new inflight dining options are inspired by the best Irish cuisine and have been hand-chosen based on customer feedback with upgrades to both Economy and Business Class menus.

Aer Lingus refreshes seasonal menus every three months and on the new Business Class menu, customers can now enjoy dishes such as skin-on thyme and parsley chicken supreme, herb-infused roasted pork, flaky pan-fried hake and citrus-marinated salmon.

On the summer menu for Aer Lingus business class is herb-infused roasted pork with a greek salad set out on white tableware and linens.

Those looking for a lighter, or vegetarian, option can also now look forward to a new rich root vegetable and pearl barley stew, served with a seasonal salad.

Other highlights include Irish smoked salmon, saffron-poached prawns, and a roast parsnip and seasonal apple soup to start.

To sweeten the deal, Aer Lingus has also revamped its dessert menu, with customers now able to enjoy a choice of lemon cream mousse or a local cheese board.

All dishes are focused on seasonal, sustainably sourced, local produce, as the airline continues to deliver customers a hearty meal wherever they are in the world.

On the summer menu for Aer Lingus business class is a burger and a trio of deserts on the side.

To ensure a truly enjoyable travel experience, Aer Lingus has also expanded its in-flight entertainment library by more than a third, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy, from the latest blockbusters to classic favourites and captivating documentaries.

Susanne Carberry, Aer Lingus Chief Customer Officer said: “At Aer Lingus, we value feedback and constantly review our food and entertainment offerings to ensure we meet the needs of our customers.

“Based on this feedback, I am pleased to say that we’ve upgraded the quality and range of food onboard for both Economy and Business Class customers and have increased the amount of in-flight entertainment content by more than one third.

“Along with enjoying enhanced in-flight dining and entertainment, holidaymakers can also expect a warm and friendly welcome on board all Aer Lingus flights and a generous baggage allowance when flying long-haul.”


Alongside these customer experience improvements, AerClub members – the loyalty program of Aer Lingus – can now earn Tier Credits, in addition to collecting Avios, when flying with British Airways.

The exciting move will help members collect Tier Credits more easily, while BA Executive Club members can also now earn Tier Credits on Aer Lingus.

When flying transatlantic, customers can choose from flying in Economy Class, with seats in a 2x4x2 configuration and a 13” pitch, or the airline’s stylish Business Class which offer a 6.5ft fully lie flat bed, and a choice of seating combinations for couples and individual travellers.

For more information on Aer Lingus and to book, visit aerlingus.com.

Notes to editors 

  • 2.80 million delicious meals enjoyed by customers on long haul flights in 2023 (for long haul (business and economy) and includes long haul flights from/to Manchester)
  • 4 million movies watched by Aer Lingus customers in 2023
  • 3.4 million TV episodes watched by Aer Lingus customers in 2023
  • Aer Lingus customers watched 2 million more movies and TV episodes in 2023 than in 2022
  • In 2024, Aer Lingus will showcase up to 48 Irish Movies (both shorts and feature films) and over 1000 TV episodes will be added to seatback screens this year
  • Over one billion Avios were redeemed last year by members of AerClub, the loyalty program of Aer Lingus with the average customer receiving a £47 discount off their flight booking.

About Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus is the Irish flag carrier, founded in 1936. Aer Lingus operates over 100 routes from Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Knock to Europe, the UK and North America. Reaffirming its commitment to its North American expansion, the airline will operate 19 transatlantic routes in 2024 from Dublin and Shannon and a further three transatlantic routes from Manchester, UK to North America and the Caribbean.

Aer Lingus is a 4-star airline, awarded by Skytrax, the international air transport rating organisation. Aer Lingus is a member of International Airlines Group (IAG), one of the world’s largest airline groups. As part of IAG, Aer Lingus has pledged to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and has committed to powering 10% of its flights using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2030.

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