On 2 April, East Midlands Airport celebrated Aer Lingus Regional’s new route to Dublin that is served nine times weekly. Marking the first flight on the apron are: Phil Morris, Operations Director, East Midlands Airport; and Jackie Graydon, Senior Cabin Crew, Aer Lingus.
- Aer Lingus Regional re-started operations on the 336-kilometre airport pair between Dublin (DUB) and East Midlands (EMA) on 2 April following an 18-year hiatus. The new route that is already operated by Ryanair’s daily flights will be served by Aer Lingus Regional with nine weekly departures, using a mixed fleet of Stobart Air’s 48-seat ATR 42s and 72-seat ATR 72s. Commenting on the first flight, Ronan Whitty, Head of Revenue Management, Stobart Air, said: “We are delighted to add East Midlands Airport to the Aer Lingus Regional schedule and we’re excited to welcome passengers on board today’s inaugural flight. The new route connects East Midlands with one of Europe’s busiest airports and means that the airline is now servicing 27 of the main destinations in the UK and Ireland.”