Aer Lingus says it was honoured to again carry some of Ireland's finest talent across the Atlantic to showcase their artistry and represent Ireland on the illustrious Oscars red carpet.

Cillian Murphy traveled with Aer Lingus on flight EI 069 from Dublin to Los Angeles, where the 2024 Academy Awards will be hosted on Sunday, March 10.

Murphy, a native of Co Cork, is nominated for the first time ever in the Best Actor category for his lead role in "Oppenheimer," which overall has 13 nominations.

Also on board the Aer Lingus flight were Robbie Ryan along with members of the crew and production team behind "Poor Things," the critically acclaimed film from the Dublin-based Element Pictures which has been nominated for 11 Oscars.

Robbie Ryan with Aer Lingus crew.

Robbie Ryan with Aer Lingus crew.

Susanne Carberry, Aer Lingus Chief Customer Officer, said: "Aer Lingus is honoured to play a part in this cinematic journey and extend our hospitality and support to our own Irish talent as they and their families come together to celebrate this significant occasion for the Irish film industry.

"At Aer Lingus, we make every journey count, and this week, our Oscar nominees are embarking on one of their most important journeys as they travel to LA to represent Ireland at the most iconic movie awards in the world.

"Our Aer Lingus crews will go above and beyond to make it a memorable experience, and we wish Cillian and Robbie, as well as the rest of the Irish contingent the very best of luck.

"We hope to have extra seats to carry the golden statues on the flight home to Dublin from LA!" 

Aer Lingus says it offers daily flights from Dublin direct to Los Angeles, with flights increasing to daily for the summer.

This year, Aer Lingus will operate 18 routes from Ireland to North America, including a new direct flight to Denver for the first time.

Aer Lingus has over 2.25 million transatlantic seats on sale, making it the airline's largest-ever North American summer schedule to date.