Aer Lingus, the airline with the ambition to be the leading value carrier across the North Atlantic, has today announced the introduction of a new customised mood lighting system to its fleet of aircraft which promises to enhance the comfort of its guests. It is the latest in a range of innovations introduced at the airline in recent times, including a refreshed brand with updated logo and new aircraft livery, reflecting the airline’s position as a modern and contemporary Irish brand that competes on the international stage, which was launched in January.

Aer Lingus guests can now enjoy mood lighting that complements their journey and sets the ideal ambience whether they are travelling short or long haul. Aer Lingus has partnered with Cobalt Aerospace to deliver the best-in-class LED cabin lighting which features unique mood lighting settings to fit the Aer Lingus brand and minimise the effects of jet-lag.

The lighting system provides a versatile cabin interior which can adapt to deliver ambient and functional lighting settings to fit the phase of the journey. From ‘Strong Blue’ to ‘Dim Lavender’, each of the carefully-curated lighting settings have been chosen with the well-being of passengers through each phase of the flight in mind. The result is Aer Lingus guests now arrive to their destination more energised than ever.

Aer Lingus worked closely with Cobalt to identify the ideal mood lighting for its guests and the airline. This process included testing thousands of colour variants and considering the furnishings, the on-board food offer, new Aer Lingus branding, cabin-crew uniforms and more.

Commenting on the new mood lighting system, Mike Rutter, Chief Operating Officer at Aer Lingus, said:“We are delighted to unveil the new LED mood lighting system which will further enhance the Aer Lingus guest in-flight experience. In recent years, we’ve invested significantly in our business, including the launch of a refreshed brand in January of this year to improving our value proposition and overall guest experience and becoming Ireland’s only four star airline.  Innovations that we have introduced include the roll-out of WiFi on our A330s, automated check-in and bag drop at Dublin Airport, Business Class improvement with fully lie-flat beds and economy catering upgrades. The introduction of this mood lighting system is the latest initiative to improve our guests’ comfort on-board. 

Ben Brown, Director at Cobalt Aerospace, added: “Partnering with Aer Lingus to deliver customised mood lighting is a great development for our company. Cobalt Aerospace offers highly advanced LED lighting systems for aircraft interiors, an enhancement which will give Aer Lingus guests unrivalled comfort.”

Currently 25 of Aer Lingus’ aircraft have been fitted with the experience-enhancing lighting, and the remainder of the fleet will be fitted during standard maintenance checks.