Emerald Airlines – operator of Aer Lingus Regional – has expanded its network from Belfast City airport with new services to Glasgow and Exeter taking off on Thursday (May 26).

The Glasgow route operates daily, with Exeter flights departing up to five times a week.

The new services are in addition to Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford and Manchester flights which started in March.


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Emerald Airlines has also added two extra aircraft to its Belfast fleet, increasing the frequency of its existing services to Manchester and Birmingham, which now operate up to three times per day.

Ciarán Smith (pictured left), head of commercial at Emerald Airlines, said: “Striving to be the airline of choice to and from Belfast, we are now adding to our fleet with the addition of two more aircraft.

“This allows us to increase the frequency of our flights in line with consumer demand, providing more options for those travelling to and from Belfast.

“The launch of our Glasgow and Exeter services from Belfast comes just in time for the long bank holiday weekend.”

Ellie McGimpsey (right), aviation development manager at the airport, commented: “We are seeing strong demand for flights to England and Scotland, with customers visiting family and friends, making the most of a long weekend, and getting back to business travel.

“These new routes will give passengers more flexibility and choice.”

Aer Lingus Regional flights will be operated by ATR72-600 turboprop aircraft.

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