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Aer Lingus Regional’s 1.9 million seats – Emerald to face Stobart for franchise?

With Aer Lingus Regional’s franchise contract up for renewal in late 2022, Emerald Airlines may be set up to challenge Stobart.

New Irish regional carrier Emerald Airlines is believed to be setting up to challenge Stobart Air for the Aer Lingus Regional franchise, which expires in late 2022.

The contract for this franchise will be one of the most coveted prizes for European regional operators in the next couple of years. 

Emerald Airlines – not Airways, which was a niche UK operator until 2006 – is the brainchild of Conor McCarthy. 

Conor McCarthy has a significant aviation pedigree: he...

This post first appeared on Anna.aero. Read the original article.

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