Aer Lingus is to re-start its direct service from Dublin to Orlando from this Saturday November 27 following the lifting of travel restrictions to the US earlier this month.

Aer Lingus said its Dublin to Orlando service will operate three flights a week with flights on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The restart of the service will see Ireland reconnecting with the South East of the US for the first time since March 2020.

The airline also said today that it was extending its "Book with Confidence" policy which allows all customers travelling with the airline to change their travel dates free of charge, and as many times as they wish, up to seven days before they travel.

The flexible booking policy is available on all bookings up until September 30 2022.

The airline noted that a fare difference may apply in some cases.

"Flying to Orlando is an important step in the resumption or our services and will no doubt be very meaningful to those people with connections to the Sunshine State," commented Bill Byrne, Executive Vice-President US at Aer Lingus.