Aer Lingus Group Plc is the national flag carrier of Ireland. The name Aer Lingus is an anglicisation of the Irish form Aer Loingeas, which means Air Fleet. It operates flights to Europe, North America, North Africa and Asia. It is Ireland’s oldest extant airline, and its second largest, after low-cost rival Ryanair. The airline’s hub is at Dublin Airport.
Formed in 1936, Aer Lingus is a former member of the Oneworld airline alliance, which it left in 2007.