Official Airline of the Irish Rugby Team

As the official airline, and a proud sponsor of the Irish Rugby team, it's our privilege to not only fly the team to away matches, but also the legions of loyal fans, who travel where it takes to get behind the team. Let's bring Home Advantage this season, because it doesn't matter where the game is played, as long as it feels like home. Here's to a cracking tournament for the boys in green.
Irish fans were in Chicago on 5th November to cheer on the Irish team in their magnificent victory over the All Blacks. Adding to the amazing atmosphere and bringing an extra special touch of home advantage to Chicago, Aer Lingus tracked down Irish players and fans who have tasted victory against New Zealand in the past and flew them to Chicago to support the team. Here is their story:
#HomeAdvantage Wherever we Play

Let's bring #HomeAdvantage wherever we play.

Posted by Aer Lingus on Friday, 5 February 2016

We are very proud to be the official airline of the Irish Rugby Team, and we love nothing more than getting behind our boys in green. It's our pleasure and privilege to play our part by not only flying the team to matches, but also the legions of Irish fans, who will go wherever it takes to cheer on the team.

The three year deal will see Aer Lingus support the IRFU by flying players, management and support staff around Europe as they compete in the RBS 6 Nations Championships and in other high profile international tournaments.

As part of the sponsorship agreement Aer Lingus has painted 2 aircraft with Irish rugby livery. These planes are called #GreenSpirit. In addition, a player from each of the four Irish provinces act as 'Aer Lingus Brand Ambassadors', and take part in sponsorship activity.