Hot and cool in new Aer Lingus summer routes
A HOST of new Aer Lingus routes means you can choose anything from Nordic cool to Italian passion for your summer holidays.
With a new survey showing most of us are planning a foreign holiday this summer, the airline today announced more flights to holiday destinations.
Aer Lingus also added Verona and Stockholm to its list of destinations, with one-way prices starting from just €49.99.
The carrier will also increase frequency on 13 of its existing routes, including Faro, Perpignan and Zurich.
The setting for Romeo and Juliet, Verona in Italy, "provides the perfect gateway to the scenic Lake Garda, less than an hour away," Aer Lingus said.
And Lonely Planet listed Sweden's Stockholm in its top 10 cities to visit in 2012, it added.
"The city boasts world-class museums and art galleries, most of which are accessible by foot for an easy, relaxing holiday," the airline said.
The Verona flights start on March 24 and the Stockholm service begins the following day.
It comes after research by tour operator Falcon Holidays showed 98pc of people surveyed across Ireland plan a holiday abroad this year.
In addition, two-thirds of said they might take two or more breaks away during the year.
Falcon said its survey revealed that nine in 10 holidaymakers are planning a Mediterranean sun holiday, while a quarter are considering a city break.
The company's head of Ireland Christine Donnelly said: "Our latest research shows that even in today's economic climate people still need to take a break from their hectic lifestyles -- and in 2012 they are planning to do exactly that."