Venice Beach street performance crew The Calypso Tumblers, a group of dancers, acrobats, gymnast and contortionists, in Dublin to begin the countdown to Aer Lingus’ new direct route to Los Angeles CalJason Clarke Photography

Aer Lingus, Ireland’s national airline, has announced the launch of a direct route from Dublin airport to Los Angeles (LAX) starting May 4.

The Irish airline are inviting their customers to start in their own LA story with five flights direct from Ireland’s capital to LAX per week and prices starting from $342 / €299 (299 for travel from 1st September to 31st October).

The launch comes as part of Aer Lingus’ transatlantic expansion which also includes new routes to Newark, New Jersey and Hartford Connecticut from September 2016.

Whatever type of holiday you’re after, Los Angeles, California, has it all from sipping cocktails at Santa Monica Pier to enjoying some family time in Disneyland, hiking in the Hollywood Hills or seeing stars on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Fly from Ireland’s east coast to America’s west coast in just 11 hours direct and save time with U.S. customs and immigration pre-clearance at Dublin Airport before your departure.

To begin the official countdown to Aer Lingus’ inaugural flight from Dublin to LAX, the airline treated Dubliners to a ‘LAXperience’, flying Venice Beach street crew The Calypso Tumblers to Ireland’s capital for an exclusive performance on South King Street.

Aer Lingus brings the Calypso Tumblers to Dublin from Aer Lingus on Vimeo.

The group of dancers, acrobats, gymnasts and contortionists entertained the crowds with an upbeat street performance which displayed their incredible breakdancing, body bending and super-human strength. The crew have previously performed on Good Morning America and The Today Show in the US and also reached the semi-finals of America’s Got Talent Season 2.

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