Emerald Airlines reinstates Cardiff-Belfast air link

Flights are to resume between Belfast and Cardiff next week.

Aer Lingus regional carrier Emerald Airlines plans five flights a week between Wales and Northern Ireland from July 7. Fares start at £39.99 one-way.

The service between Belfast City airport and Cardiff will run on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Cardiff airport aviation development manager Marc Watkins said: “Thanks a million to Emerald Airlines for announcing that it will restart the critical connection between Cardiff and Belfast under the Aer Lingus banner.

“It’s great that our customers looking to fly between Wales and Northern Ireland no longer have to travel via England. 

“The schedule and days of the week that flights are being operated are fantastic.” 

Emerald Airlines head of commercial Ciaran Smithsaid: “As we near the peak summer months, the launch of our Cardiff services will provide those travelling to Belfast with more choice when planning their holidays. 

“When quick getaways are on the top of everyone’s mind, we are offering convenient timings and low fares, increasing connectivity to and from Northern Ireland. 

“We are extremely pleased with the feedback we have received since beginning our operations from Belfast City airport and believe Cardiff is a great new connection that will cater to both business and leisure travellers with direct, convenient and cost-effective flights to the Northern Irish capital.” 

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