Air Contractors Flights

Irish-based airline, Air Contractors, is a freight and passenger airline that operates throughout Europe and also flies to certain Asian and American cities. More well-known as a freight service, Air Contractors have major integrators such as FedEx Feeder and DHL Express, the largest courier services in the world! Although it has been flying since 1972, passenger services only began in 2010, which makes it relatively new in the market. Yet, it has already managed to secure its footing in the Irish market, and also contracts planes from Aer Lingus for greater passenger service.

IMPORTANT! Information is correct as of 18 July 2014 and is subject to change. Please always check Air Contractors website for the latest update of the following information.

Why fly with Air Contractors


Generally, the check-in counter opens 2 hours prior to departure and closes 45 minutes before flight. To save the hassle of queueing up, online check-in services are also available, where travellers can check in their baggage at a separate queue, usually faster. Air Contractors allow boarding via the magnetic strip tickets or the e-tickets. With a contract to share planes with Aer Lingus, do not be confused if your flight ticket differs from a normal Air Contractors code. This shared service allows increased frequency for flights to New York and Boston.


Being the only passenger airline in Ireland, Air Contractors is able to bring you to various places in Ireland comfortably. The Business Class seats have a pitch of 60 inches in the 2 by 2 configuration and the Economy Class seats have a pitch of 31-32 inches in a 3 by 3 layout. Those requiring more leg room can request for seats at the emergency rows or along the single aisle. All long-haul flights have an in-flight on-demand entertainment system, from movies to music, catering to travellers from all walks of life.

In-flight Services

In-flight dining on the contracted Aer Lingus is provided for all passengers though there is an option to upgrade to special meals, making your Irish experience more wholesome. For passengers flying within Europe, special Bia meals have been created in collaboration with Irish TV chef Clodagh McKenna. Transatlantic flights also have the option to upgrade their complimentary meals to SkyDine, where each of the fresh 3-course meals are accompanied with a free glass of wine. All special meals should be ordered at least 24 hours in advance through the website. Save up to 60% off luxury products at the on-flight Boutique. With the shopping catalogue aesthetically designed for great viewing pleasure, flyers can download a copy from the website before boarding to slowly sift through the great deals beforehand. Though some airline lounges may only be accessible to certain seat classes, the Aer Lingus lounge is available to all at a small fee. Access can be applied for online when you book your tickets.

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