Emerald Airlines, exclusive operator of Aer Lingus Regional, commenced services from Belfast City Airport on 24 March 2022, with its inaugural flight from Belfast City to Birmingham. Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford and Manchester services will follow on 27 March, while routes from Belfast City to Glasgow and Exeter will launch in early May.
Ciarán Smith, Head of Commercial, Emerald Airlines, said: “Today is a very exciting day for us at Emerald Airlines. With our growing team of cabin and flight crew based in Belfast City Airport, combined with the customer demand to travel again, Belfast has always been an important market for us. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, we want to be the airline of choice for customers travelling, be it for business or leisure, to and from Belfast City Airport – and today is the first of many routes we will be servicing to achieve just that.”
Reid Moody, Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, Aer Lingus, commented: “Today marks another important day for Aer Lingus Regional services. The commencement of these services from Belfast City Airport will be welcome news for customers and for connectivity to and from Northern Ireland. Customers will be able to enjoy the value, convenience and warm welcome that Aer Lingus is proud to deliver.”
Ellie McGimpsey, Aviation Development Manager, George Best Belfast City Airport, added: “Birmingham has always been an incredibly popular route from Belfast City so it seems fitting to launch our partnership with Emerald Airlines with flights to Birmingham. We’re certain Birmingham, along with Edinburgh, Manchester and Leeds Bradford all starting later this week, will be successful services used by both business and leisure passengers. This is a long-term partnership, and we very much look forward to further developing the network and providing additional frequency in the coming months.”
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