Wednesday, 26 August 2020

New routes from Belfast City Airport with Aer Lingus

Six new routes from Belfast City Airport starting this autumn will connect to various major cities across the UK.  The services are being operated by Stobart Air, for Aer Lingus Regional and the airline will base five ATR72-600 aircraft at Belfast City Airport.  The long-term plan is for the airline to operate over 200 flights weekly to and from Belfast. Stobart Air operates 30 Aer Lingus Regional routes from bases in Dublin, Cork and Belfast.

Brian Ambrose, Chief Executive at Belfast City Airport, said:  “Despite an extremely challenging environment, we’re delighted that Aer Lingus is to establish a new base and significantly enhance its UK network from Belfast City. As an island off an island, air connectivity with the rest of UK is critical to the enabling the Northern Ireland economy’s recovery.

This announcement is testament to the recent investments by our shareholder in making the airport and its facilities best in class, exceeding passengers’ expectations in a location only five minutes form the centre of Belfast.”


  • Taking off 27th August
  • Up to 3 flights a day
Whether you're a foodie, culture vulture, outdoorsy type, or love to shop, Scotland's capital has something for you. Visit the Old Town to immerse yourself in arts and history, shop until you drop in Princes Street or sample the local cuisine at one of the New Town's top rated restaurants or bars.

Click here to explore This is Edinburgh's official guide with top tips, trip inspiration, and guidance on the enhanced safety measures in place to ensure you can make the most of your trip.  

5 interesting facts about Edinburgh:
1. Edinburgh Castle is built on a volcano
The best spot in the city for panoramic views, Arthur’s Seat, is also an extinct volcano and you can even see volcanic rock at the top.

2. Edinburgh has more listed buildings than anywhere else in the world
It is home to 4,500 listed buildings – 900 of which are Grade A! This includes Greyfriars Kirkyard, Parliament Hall, and the National Museum of Scotland.

3. And more trees per head than any other city in the UK
With 112 parks across the city, Edinburgh is considered one of the UK’s greenest and is on track to be a ‘one million trees’ city by 2030.

4. The Royal Mile isn’t actually a mile long
Home to some of the best eating and drinks spots in the city, the Royal Mile measures just over a mile with an extra 107 yards on the end.

5. Edinburgh invented the Jaffa Cake
Invented in 1927 by McVitie and Price, the name was chosen for the iconic cakes after the Jaffa Oranges that they were flavoured with.
Although it was widely debated if it was a cake or biscuit, following a challenge by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs it was decided in court that they were cakes – which still stands true to this day.


  • Taking off 14th September
  • Up to 4 flights a day​​​​​​​
Hailed as a gateway to the North, Manchester is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city packed with a world-class music scene, legendary football teams and fun for all the family.

Not only can you meet some of the 15,000 animals at Chester Zoo - where The Secret Life of the Zoo is filmed - but you can also visit Legoland, explore the deep seas at Sea Life, or embrace your inner child at the North West's largest freestyle indoor park.


  • Taking off 14th September
  • Up to 4 flights a day
Home to Cadbury's Chocolate, four Michelin starred restaurants, and Europe’s largest entertainment complex . Need we say anything more?


  • Taking off 28th August
  • Up to 4 flights a week
Famous for a long and interesting history and known as food capital of the South West, Exeter has been named as one of the UK's top cultural destinations.

East Midlands

  • Taking off 1st October
  • Up to 3 flights a day
East Midlands combines cosmopolitan cities, quaint market towns, and plenty of opportunities to get out and explore the great outdoors.

Leeds Bradford

  • Taking off 1st October
  • Up to 3 flights a day
From iconic modern buildings to historic Victorian arcades, Leeds is known for combining its spectacular architecture and ground-breaking design with vibrancy, fun and world-class entertainment.

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