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New Aer Lingus Regional Service Operator Emerald Airlines To Expand Belfast City Airport Services

By Dave Simpson

Belfast City Airport has announced that new Aer Lingus Regional service operator Emerald Airlines will expand services from the airport.

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Belfast City Airport said in a statement published on its website that Emerald Airlines is planning to operate high-frequency services from the airport to Birmingham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford and Manchester.

These services are part of a long-term deal that has been reached between Emerald Airlines and Belfast City Airport to create a new home-based carrier at the airport, with more growth plans and new routes to be announced this year, according to Belfast City Airport.

Emerald Airlines CEO Statement

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The statement published on Belfast City Airport's website included a statement from Emerald Airlines CEO Conor McCarthy, in which he said, "There is a huge opportunity for Emerald Airlines here; we want to be the airline of choice for customers travelling from Belfast City Airport and we're eager to build upon our announcement today, with new flights and destinations to follow in the near future."

Belfast City Airport Chief Executive Statement

The statement also included a statement from Belfast City Airport chief executive Matthew Hall, in which he said, "Emerald's commitment to Northern Ireland will ensure not only the continuity of these regional routes that have been operated by mainline Aer Lingus and British Airways since last summer 2021, but also presents a significant opportunity for new routes and additional frequency."

Emerald Airlines Announced As New Operator Of Donegal-Dublin PSO Air Route

The above news follows last week's news that Minister Eamon Ryan and Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton have announced that Emerald Airlines will operate air services between Donegal and Dublin.

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