New awards launched by Aer Lingus in conjunction with Local Enterprise Office Fingal and Fingal Dublin Chamber to support rising start-ups in Fingal area

Application deadline extended for Aer Lingus Start-Up Competition.


Application deadline extended for Aer Lingus Start-Up Competition. Aer Lingus has extended the deadline for the Aer Lingus Start-Up competition by one week to midnight on the 19th of March 2018. This competition, supported by LEO Fingal and Fingal Dublin Chamber, supports the talent of up-and-coming businesses based in Fingal by giving them an opportunity to apply for FREE business flights for 12 months, expert mentoring and exposure in CARA Magazine.

Three talented business owners will win an allocation of European and long-haul international flights, business mentoring with key staff across a range of Aer Lingus business departments, as well as valuable exposure for each start-up within the airline’s Cara Magazine.

This initiative is targeted at start-ups based in Fingal that have been trading in the Irish market for less than three years. Successful candidates will be selected following a shortlisting phase and subsequent presentation to a judging panel consisting of representatives from Aer Lingus, LEO Fingal and the Fingal Chamber of Commerce.

The Start-Up Awards as well as the Aer Lingus TakeOff Foundation Business Awards in Northern Ireland, are all part of Aer Lingus’s ongoing commitment to support start-up and SME communities in Ireland, a key pillar of the airline’s CSR TakeOff Foundation. In addition to supporting Irish business communities, the Aer Lingus TakeOff Foundation encompasses all Aer Lingus charity and corporate social responsibility activity including continued work with chosen charity partners UNICEF Ireland and Special Olympics Ireland, additional charity fundraising activities undertaken by Aer Lingus staff and volunteers, support of the Arts in Ireland through the Aer Lingus Irish Filmmaker Competition.

Applications are now open and the closing date has been extended to midnight on 19.03.18. Interested candidates can apply by downloading the application form from and emailing the completed application to