Aer Lingus Regional opens Belfast City base as new Edinburgh service takes off
Belfast City to Edinburgh
Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, today (27 August) inaugurated its new Belfast City base.
Following the end of flybe, Aer Lingus Regional is to begin six routes from Northern Ireland’s downtown airport: Birmingham; East Midlands; Edinburgh; Exeter; Leeds Bradford; and Manchester.
Today, its first route – to Edinburgh – took off using a 72-seat ATR-72-600.
The route, which has no direct competition but indirect competition with easyJet from Belfast International, will increase to 20-weekly later this year, enabling day trips in both directions.
Katy Best, Commercial Director at Belfast City Airport, said: “Edinburgh has always been a very popular route from Belfast City, and we are delighted Aer Lingus Regional has re-established this service since it was left vacant by Flybe.”