Aer Lingus and Emerald Airlines announce accelerated plans for launch of regional routes

Aer Lingus and Emerald Airlines have announced details of the commencement of Aer Lingus Regional flights, with tickets on sale from today. The flights operated under a franchise agreement by Emerald Airlines will commence on March 17, 2022 as Aer Lingus Regional. Today’s announcement will result in Emerald Airlines flying over 340 flights per week across 11 routes with fares starting at €29.99, with further route announcements to be made in the coming weeks.

High-frequency routes, including Dublin-Edinburgh and Dublin-Glasgow, will be served up to 4 times daily. The announcement sees the re-establishment of services to regional points across the U.K including Newquay Cornwall, Exeter, and Isle of Man. Emerald Airlines will be the only airline offering these services from Ireland. Critically, the announcement adds over 60 UK – US routes on the Aer Lingus network connecting via Dublin including connections from UK regional airports to New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Seattle.

Aer Lingus recently announced an ambitious schedule for Summer 2022, which reflects the airline’s goal to build to pre-pandemic levels of flying and anticipates continued momentum in customer demand. This commencement of the Aer Lingus Regional routes operated by Emerald Airlines will greatly increase connectivity between the UK, Ireland and the US, and accelerates Aer Lingus’s strategy to expand Dublin Airport as a hub airport.

Pictured is Aer Lingus CEO Lynne Embleton with Emerald Airlines CEO Conor McCarthy, at the announcement of the commencement of Aer Lingus Regional flights, with tickets on sale from today. The flights, operated under a franchise agreement by Emerald Airlines on behalf of Aer Lingus, will commence on 17th March with over 340 flights per week across 11 routes with fares starting at €29.99 one way. The services will greatly increase connectivity between the UK, Ireland and the US, and catalyses Aer Lingus’ strategy to expand Dublin Airport as a hub airport. Further route announcements will be made in the coming weeks. Customers can book at aerlingus.com
16/12/2021 Photograph: Fran Veale/Julien Behal Photography

Emerald Airlines is continuing with the expansion of its fleet of ATR 72-600s. The ATR 72-600, the latest generation of turboprop aircraft combining environmental and economic performance, has a significant environmental advantage over regional jets and other turboprop aircraft emitting up to 40% less CO2 on short, regional flights.

 

Airport Route Start Date Frequency Lead in Price ROI Lead in Price UK Connections
Glasgow DUB- GLA 17-Mar-22 up to 4x daily €29.99 £35.99 JFK/ EWR/ BOS/ ORD/ IAD/ PHL/ MCO/ SFO/ LAX/ SEA/ YYZ
Isle of Man DUB-IOM 17-Mar- 22 6x weekly €37.99 £39.99
Birmingham DUB-BHX 27-Mar-22 up to 3x daily €25.99 £25.99 JFK/ EWR/ BOS/ ORD/ IAD/ PHL/ MCO/ SFO/ LAX/ SEA/ YYZ
Bristol DUB-BRS 27-Mar-22 up to 3x daily €29.99 £37.99 JFK/ EWR/ BOS/ ORD/ IAD/ PHL/ MCO/ SFO/ LAX/ SEA/ YYZ
Edinburgh DUB-EDI 27-Mar-22 up to 4x daily €29.99 £37.99 JFK/ EWR/ BOS/ ORD/ IAD/ PHL/ MCO/ SFO/ LAX/ SEA/ YYZ
Manchester DUB-MAN 27-Mar-22 up to 3x daily €25.99 £25.99 JFK/ EWR/ BOS/ ORD/ IAD/ PHL/ MCO/ SFO/ LAX/ SEA/ YYZ
Leeds DUB-LBA 15-Apr-22 up to 2x daily €29.99 £36.99 JFK/ EWR/ BOS/ ORD/ IAD/ PHL/ MCO/ SFO/ LAX/ SEA/ YYZ
Newcastle DUB-NCL 15-Apr-22 5x weekly €29.99 £34.99 JFK/ BOS/ ORD/ IAD/ PHL/ YYZ
Exeter DUB-EXT 29-Apr-22 5x weekly €29.99 £34.99 JFK/ BOS/ ORD/ IAD/ PHL/ YYZ
Cornwall Newquay DUB-NQY 29-Apr-22 4x weekly €37.99 £38.99 JFK/ BOS/ ORD/ IAD/ PHL
Jersey DUB-JER 28-May-22 1x weekly €42.99 £38.99

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