Aer Lingus and the Irish in the film industry are gearing up for nonstop flights between Los Angeles and Dublin. 

On Thursday, February 18 the Los Angeles community came together to celebrate the upcoming launch of Aer Lingus’ upcoming nonstop service from Los Angeles to Dublin during a special reception at The City Club of Los Angeles.

Excitement for the service is mounting among Southern California’s Irish organizations, businesses and entertainment industry.

Starting May 4, Aer Lingus will operate four weekly flights between LAX and Dublin International Airport, representing a new and convenient way to travel to Ireland and connect to destinations across Britain and Continental Europe.

Demand for the Emerald Isle has been impressive especially within the movie industry, with an extensive network of actors, crew, producers, directors and backroom staff working in Tinseltown and hailing from Ireland.

The event was attended by some renowned Irish movie names from both sides of the Atlantic, including Fionnula Flanagan, pictured here with Aer Lingus Cabin Crew Tracy Johansson and Paul Connolly.