Doncaster Sheffield and Aer Lingus Regional celebrated the launch of services to Dublin on 29 May. Even the Statue of Liberty turned up, helping to promote the connections to North America through the airline’s Dublin hub. Also celebrating the launch of services are: Ronan Whitty, Head of Revenue Management, Stobart Air; Steve Gill, Doncaster Sheffield MD; Chris Harcombe, Head of Aviation Development, Doncaster Sheffield; and a member of the Aer Lingus Regional crew.
- Aer Lingus Regional launched its latest UK service from Dublin (DUB) on 29 May, with five weekly flights to Doncaster Sheffield (DSA). The 348-kilometre sector will face no direct competition, and will be served by Stobart Air’s 77-seat ATR 72s. The latest route from the airline now means that it has launched services to three UK airports in 2015 from Dublin, following on from services started to Newquay on 1 May, and East Midlands on 2 April. Ronan Whitty, Head of Revenue Management at Stobart Air, said: “We are delighted to add Doncaster Sheffield to the Aer Lingus Regional schedule from Dublin, and we are looking forward to welcoming the first passengers on board today’s inaugural flight. The new route means that Aer Lingus Regional now serves 20 key destinations across the UK; Ireland and France, and reflects the ongoing success of our franchise partnership with Aer Lingus.” Steve Gill, Doncaster Sheffield MD, also commented: “We are thrilled to welcome passengers on this inaugural Aer Lingus flight to Dublin. This new route opens up North America and Canada to Yorkshire passengers. It is fantastic to be launching such a significant new route in our tenth birthday year.”