Emerald Airlines to launch flights from Belfast City Airport

Emerald Airlines, exclusive operator of Aer Lingus Regional, has announced it will commence services from Belfast City Airport base later this month, with tickets on sale now.

Customers are now able to book flights from Belfast City Airport to Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Glasgow, and Exeter. Customers will be able to earn Avios points on all Aer Lingus Regional flights, providing continuity and benefits of the current services offered by both Aer Lingus and British Airways at Belfast City Airport. Tickets can be booked through AerLingus.com and BA.com.

With fares starting at £36.99*, the first phase of services will commence on March 24, 2022, to Birmingham with Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford and Manchester commencing on March 27.  Services from Belfast City to Glasgow and Exeter will commence from early May, 2022.

Emerald’s commitment to Northern Ireland will ensure continuity of regional routes that have been operated previously by Aer Lingus and British Airways. Customers will continue to enjoy all the benefits through Aer Lingus and British Airways’ codeshare agreement with Emerald Airlines.

Aer Lingus and British Airways services to London City and London Heathrow from Belfast City Airport remain unchanged.

Aer Lingus Regional flights will be operated by the ATR72-600, the latest generation of turboprop aircraft combining unmatched environmental and economic performance. These ultra low fuel burn aircraft emit up to 40% less CO₂ on these short, regional flights.

Recruitment is ongoing at Emerald Airlines for positions in Belfast including Flight Crew and Cabin Crew. Further information on vacancies can be viewed here.

Schedule & Avios

Airport Route Start Date Frequency Aircraft
Birmingham BHD-BHX 24-MAR-22 Up to 3x Daily ATR72-600
Leeds Bradford BHD-LBA 27-MAR-22 Up to 2x Daily ATR72-600
Manchester BHD-MAN 27-MAR-22 Up to 3x Daily ATR72-600
Edinburgh BHD-EDI 27-MAR-22 Up to 2x Daily ATR72-600
Exeter BHD-EXT 08-MAY-22 Up to 5x weekly ATR72-600
Glasgow BHD-GLA 08-MAY-22 Daily ATR72-600

*Fares quoted are each-way as part of a return trip.