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Aer Lingus and Emerald Airlines accelerate regional launch plans

Irish airline Air Lingus and its new franchise partner Emerald Airlines have announced plans to relaunch regional flights within nearly a year.

The carriers signed a 10-year franchise agreement in August after former Aer Lingus partner Stobart Air ceased operations. The partnership was originally scheduled to begin in January 2023, but the airlines have now announced their intention to launch 11 routes out of Dublin from March 17, 2022.

The flights will be operated by Emerald Airlines under the Aer Lingus Regional name, with tickets now on sale.

According to Aer Lingus, high-frequency routes such as Dublin-Edinburgh and Dublin-Glasgow will be served up to four times a day, while services to other parts of the UK such as Newquay, Exeter and the Island de Man will be restored. for the first time since June of this year.

The restart of regional flights means Aer Lingus customers flying from UK airports will once again be able to connect to the airline’s US services to destinations such as New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Seattle.

The full list of Aer Lingus regional routes from Dublin is as follows:

  • Glasgow up to four times a day from March 17th
  • Isle of Man six times a week from March 17th
  • Birmingham up to three times a day from March 27
  • Bristol up to three times a day from March 27
  • Edinburgh up to four times a day from March 27
  • Manchester up to three times a day from March 27
  • Leeds up to twice a day from April 15
  • Newcastle five times a week from April 15
  • Exeter five times a week starting April 29
  • Newquay four times a week from April 29
  • Jersey once a week from May 28