Category Archives: Emerald Airlines

NAC to lease four ATR 72-600 aircraft to Emerald Airlines

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has announced that it has committed to lease four ATR 72-600 aircraft to Irelands newest regional airline and operator of the Aer Lingus regional routes, Emerald Airlines. NAC is very proud to welcome Emerald Airlines as their newest customer.

Emerald Airlines has been granted the exclusive franchise for the Aer Lingus Regional route network from January 1, 2023 until the end of 2032. The airline is continuing to work closely with Aer Lingus to evaluate options with respect to an earlier contract start date. Just last month, Emerald Airlines also received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Irish Aviation Authority, proving its fitnessto-fly capability.

Emerald Airlines secures its Irish AOC with “Gemstone” call sign and EAI code

Emerald Airlines has announced that it has been granted its Air Operator Certificate (AOC), making it Ireland’s newest airline. Securing the AOC further highlights Emerald Airlines’ professional capabilities, adherence to the highest standard of safety regulations needed for aircraft operations and proves its fitness-to-fly capability following the successful completion of rigorous inspections by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA).

Emerald Airlines completed its proving flight, EAI 001, on September 3, 2021. Flight EAI 001 departed from Dublin Airport at 3:48 PM and arrived 37 minutes later at Cork Airport.

Emerald Airlines recently announced that it has entered into a franchise agreement with Aer Lingus which will commence on January 1, 2023 for a period of ten years for the operation of Aer Lingus Regional flights. Although the contract is not due to commence for 17 months, Emerald Airlines continues to work closely with Aer Lingus to evaluate options with respect to an earlier contract start date.

Subsequently, Emerald Airlines has been assigned the callsign GEMSTONE and EAI as its three-letter designator by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

Emerald Airlines to lease six ATR 72-600s from Chorus Aviation

Chorus Aviation has made this announcement:

Chorus Aviation Inc. has announced that Chorus Aviation Capital (‘CAC’) has executed agreements to lease six ATR 72-600 aircraft to Emerald Airlines of Dublin, Ireland.

CAC expects to deliver the first of these aircraft in August 2021, with the remaining units following in the next twelve months.

Meanwhile Emerald Airlines made this announcement:

Emerald Airlines, Ireland’s newest regional airline today announced an agreement with Chorus Aviation Capital (CAC), for the delivery of six ATR72-600 aircraft. The first aircraft will join the airline later this month, with the remaining aircraft expected for delivery over the next 12 months.

The ATR72-600 is the latest generation of turboprop aircraft combining environmental and economic performance, offering greater comfort and a unique passenger experience. The new aircraft will be configured with 72 new-generation seats with a 31-inch seat pitch and fitted with the latest Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127M engines.

The ATR72-600 aircraft has a significant environmental advantage over regional jets and other turboprop aircraft emitting 40% less CO2 on short, regional flights.

The new franchise agreement between Aer Lingus and Emerald Airlines will support Aer Lingus’s Dublin Hub strategy by providing connectivity from UK provincial airports to North America via Dublin. The agreement will offer connectivity between the island of Ireland and Regional Airports in UK, and beyond. Under the agreement, Emerald Airlines will operate ATR turboprop aircraft on the Aer Lingus regional routes with associated Aer Lingus branding and livery.

Aer Lingus signs ten year franchise agreement with Emerald Airlines

Aer Lingus has made this announcement:

  • Agreement will see Emerald Airlines Operating Aer Lingus Regional flights between the island of Ireland and Regional Airports in the UK, Isle of Man and Jersey
  • Emerald Airlines will operate ATR turboprop aircraft with associated Aer Lingus branding and livery
  • 400+ new staff will be required between now and commencement of services

Aer Lingus has today announced that it has entered into a franchise agreement with Emerald Airlines which will commence on 1 January, 2023 for a period of ten years for the operation of Aer Lingus Regional flights.  Although the contract is not due to commence for 18 months, Aer Lingus continues to work closely with Emerald Airlines to evaluate options with respect to an earlier contract start date in light of Stobart Air recently ceasing operations.

The new franchise agreement between Aer Lingus and Emerald Airlines will support Aer Lingus’s Dublin Hub strategy by providing connectivity of UK provincial airports to North America via Dublin. The agreement will offer connectivity between the island of Ireland and Regional Airports in UK, the Isle of Man and Jersey, with options for network expansion to more regional airports in the future.

Under the agreement, Emerald Airlines will operate ATR turboprop aircraft on the regional routes with associated Aer Lingus branding and livery. Over 400 staff will be required between now and commencement of services.

 

Emerald Airlines to eventually take over the Aer Lingus Regional franchise

Emerald Airlines (Dublin) is a new Irish regional airline.

The airline is due to take over the Aer Lingus Regional franchise, hopefully later this year.

Previously in November 2020, Aer Lingus announced the new airline was selected as the new operator of the Aer Lingus Regional franchise.

Stobart Air, the former operator, has been liquidated.

Emerald Airlines is currently in the AOC process.