Aer Lingus Regional announces Cardiff and Southampton services from Belfast City base

Ellie McGimpsey, Aviation Development Manager, Belfast City Airport and Ciarán Smith, Head of Commercial, Emerald Airlines, launch two new routes from Belfast City Airport.

Emerald Airlines, exclusive operator of Aer Lingus Regional, has announced two new services to Cardiff and Southampton from its Belfast City base. The routes will be operated with the ATR72-600.

Aer Lingus Regional already serves Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Glasgow, Exeter, and Manchester from Belfast City Airport.

“As we near the peak summer months, the launch of our Cardiff and Southampton services will provide those travelling from Belfast with more choice when planning their holidays,” said Ciarán Smith, Head of Commercial, Emerald Airlines. “When quick getaways are on the top of everyone’s mind, we are offering convenient timings and low fares, increasing connectivity to and from Northern Ireland. We are extremely pleased with the feedback we have received since beginning our operations from Belfast City Airport and believe Cardiff and Southampton are great new connections that will cater to both business and leisure travellers with direct, convenient and cost-effective flights from Belfast. In addition, we will continue to add more routes and increase frequencies over the coming months.”

Ellie McGimpsey, Aviation Development Manager, Belfast City Airport, commented: “Aer Lingus Regional’s base at Belfast City Airport has been operational for just over three months and we are thrilled to already see expansion in both the number of routes served by the airline and the frequency of its services. With the addition of Cardiff and Southampton, Aer Lingus Regional will now operate routes to eight of the 21 destinations Belfast City Airport will fly to this summer. We are seeing more and more passengers choosing Belfast City Airport due not only to our extensive choice of flights, but because of our proximity to the city centre – just a five-minute drive – and our excellent security processing times which average six minutes.”


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