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Saturday, 28 May 2022

Exeter Airport celebrates launch of Belfast flights

Exeter Airport is celebrating the launch of new flights to Belfast with up to five flights a week with Emerald Airlines.

 
Emerald Airlines, the exclusive operator of Aer Lingus Regional flights has started another brand new service,  this time from Exeter Airport to Belfast. 

This new route started on Thursday, 26 May and is the second route from Exeter operated by Emerald Airlines, following the launch of new flights to Dublin last month, with seamless connections and US customs and immigration pre-clearance to New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington and Toronto on Aer Lingus’ North American network.

Stephen Wiltshire, Managing Director of Exeter Airport, said: “Belfast is a popular route from Exeter and we’re delighted so see flights start today. It means we’ll be offering 29 destinations for 2022/23 and providing passengers across the region with even more choice from their local airport.”

Ciarán Smith, Head of Commercial at Emerald Airlines, said the new route was part of an expansion of services from its Belfast base, which will also see the addition of two new ultra-low fuel burn aircraft to its fleet.

Exeter Airport which began operating in 1937, is a UK Certified Aerodrome with a runway lenth of 2076 metres. 

He added: “The launch of our Exeter service comes just in time for the long bank holiday weekend, allowing passengers to book last-minute getaways with convenient timings and low fares, making the most of their time off.”

For details of all 29 destinations available from Exeter Airport in 2022-23 visit https://www.exeter-airport.co.uk/flights-holidays/



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Thursday, 24 March 2022

Emerald Airlines, the exclusive operator of Aer Lingus Regional, commences services from Belfast City Airport


Emerald Airlines, the exclusive operator of Aer Lingus Regional, today commenced its services from Belfast City Airport, with its inaugural flight from Belfast City to Birmingham departing this morning, 24th March, at 06:50 AM.
 
The first phase of services started today to Birmingham, with Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford and Manchester commencing on 27th March.  Services from Belfast City to Glasgow and Exeter will commence from early May, 2022.



 
Commenting on the announcement, Ciarán Smith, Head of Commercial at Emerald Airlines said:

“Today is a very exciting day for us at Emerald Airlines. With our growing team of Cabin and Flight Crew based in Belfast City Airport, combined with the customer demand to travel again, Belfast has always been an important market for us. 
 
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, we want to be the airline of choice for customers travelling, be it for business or leisure, to and from Belfast City Airport – and today is the first of many routes we will be servicing to achieve just that.”
 
Reid Moody, Chief Strategy and Planning Officer at Aer Lingus, said: "Today marks another important day for Aer Lingus Regional services. The commencement of these services from Belfast City Airport will be welcome news for customers and for connectivity to and from Northern Ireland. Customers will be able to enjoy the value, convenience and warm welcome that Aer Lingus is proud to deliver.”
 
Passengers are now able to book flights from Belfast City Airport to Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Glasgow, and Exeter. Passengers will be able to earn Avios points on all Aer Lingus Regional flights, providing continuity and benefits of the current services offered by both Aer Lingus and British Airways at Belfast City Airport. 
 
Ellie McGimpsey, Aviation Development Manager at George Best Belfast City Airport, which is just a five-minute drive from the city centre, said:  “Birmingham has always been an incredibly popular route from Belfast City so it seems fitting to launch our partnership with Emerald Airlines with flights to Birmingham. We’re certain Birmingham, along with Edinburgh, Manchester and Leeds Bradford all starting later this week, will be successful services used by both business and leisure passengers. 
 
This is a long-term partnership, and we very much look forward to further developing the network and providing additional frequency in the coming months.”
 
Aer Lingus and British Airways' services to London City and London Heathrow from Belfast City Airport remain unchanged.
 
Aer Lingus Regional flights will be operated by the ATR72-600, the latest generation of turboprop aircraft combining unmatched environmental and economic performance.  These ultra-low fuel burn aircraft emit up to 40% less CO₂ on these short, regional flights.

Schedule & Avios
 
AirportRouteStart DateFrequencyAircraft
BirminghamBHD-BHX24-MAR-22Up to 3x DailyATR72-600
Leeds BradfordBHD-LBA27-MAR-22Up to 2x DailyATR72-600
ManchesterBHD-MAN27-MAR-22Up to 3x DailyATR72-600
EdinburghBHD-EDI27-MAR-22Up to 2x DailyATR72-600
ExeterBHD-EXT08-MAY-22Up to 5x weeklyATR72-600
GlasgowBHD-GLA08-MAY-22DailyATR72-600





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Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Emerald Airlines to operate Exeter Airport - Belfast City Airport route for Aer Lingus Regional



Emerald Airlines is all set to operate a new route between Exeter Airport and Belfast City Airport with effect from early May for Aer Lingus Regional. 

The route will operate up to five times per week and is part of a wider commitment by the carrier to Northern Ireland to ensure continuity of regional routes that have been operated previously by Aer Lingus, flyBe and British Airways.

Exeter Airport managing director, Stephen Wiltshire, welcomed the announcement, saying: “This is great news for South West travellers, and we are delighted to welcome Aer Lingus franchise partner Emerald Airlines on to the Belfast route in addition to its previously-announced Dublin service which starts next month. Belfast has proved to be a hugely popular destination as passengers look for an exciting city break, and particularly with the growth of the staycation market. It adds up to a wide range of domestic and sunshine routes available to passengers from Exeter Airport, with 28 direct destinations in nine countries for 2022.”

Conor McCarthy, Emerald Airlines CEO, said: “We want to be the airline of choice for customers travelling to and from Belfast City Airport, and with today’s announcement we are well-positioned to deliver on that objective. We’re keen to build upon our announcement today, with more flights, destinations, and great fares to follow in the very near future.”






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Monday, 28 February 2022

Emerald Airlines kicks off PSO route between Dublin and Donegal

Conor McCarthy, Emerald Airlines; Hildegarde Naughton, Minister of State; Eilis Docherty, Managing Director at Donegal Airport and Steve O'Cúláin, Chairman Donegal Airport, Photo RTE  

Emerald Airlines has started operating a route between Dublin and Donegal with a 72-seater ATR72-600, under the Aer Lingus Regional brand.

The carrier took over the route from Amapola Flyg AB which stepped in following the collapse of Stobart Air last year.  Emerald has a contract to run the Public Service Obligation PSO route for three year, but it expects that to be renewed on a year by year basis. 

Irish Minister Eamon Ryan had previously said, “Government-funded air services on the Donegal to Dublin route provide vital connectivity for Donegal and the North-West region to Dublin. I am delighted to announce that Emerald Airlines will operate services on this route commencing on 26 February 2022. I know that this route provides important reassurance for those who need to attend medical or other important appointments as well as supporting business and tourism in the region.”

Conor McCarthy, CEO of Emerald Airlines said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as the new operator of the vital air route between Donegal and Dublin for the next 3 years. This announcement is a great boost for ensuring continued connectivity from Donegal to Dublin, and beyond." 
 
"I would like to wish Emerald Airlines every success in operating and growing this route and providing the people and businesses in the North-West with daily air services to Dublin to attend medical and other important appointments as well as supporting the economy and tourism in the region," said Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton.






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Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Aer Lingus Regional to return to Belfast City through partnership with Emerald Airlines


In a bid to increase choice for customers travelling from Belfast and the wider region, Emerald Airlines, the exclusive operator of Aer Lingus Regional route network will expand out of Belfast City Airport, with a new base offering more choice and convenience to customers.  
 
Emerald Airlines intends to operate high-frequency routes from Belfast City to;

Birmingham
Edinburgh
Exeter
Glasgow
Leeds Bradford
Manchester
 
These new routes form part of a long-term deal reached between Emerald Airlines and Belfast City Airport to establish a new home-based carrier at the city-centre airport with ambitious growth plans and further new routes to be announced throughout 2022.
 
Commenting on the announcement, Conor McCarthy, CEO of Emerald Airlines said:   “There is a huge opportunity for Emerald Airlines here; we want to be the airline of choice for customers travelling from Belfast City Airport and we’re eager to build upon our announcement today, with new flights and destinations to follow in the near future.
 
"We are in advanced talks with British Airways and Aer Lingus regarding code sharing and other cooperation so that we can maintain the continuity and benefits of the current services offered by both airlines at Belfast City Airport. Operational set-up continues at pace, with the Belfast City Base, our UK AOC and employee recruitment progressing extremely well.
 
"We’re confident this news will be welcomed by the business community across the region which depend on connectivity more than ever as the recovery continues, and also to all those looking to get away for a much-needed break or to visit friends and family this year.
 
"Meanwhile we have received almost 1,000 applications for our Belfast-based roles and are now in the final stages of our recruiting process with the first round of training commencing in February.”
 
All routes will be operated under an exclusive franchise agreement as Aer Lingus Regional with customers also having the added benefit of a codeshare with British Airways and the ability to earn Avios rewards on all flights.
 

Wednesday, 8 December 2021

AerAdvise assist Emerald Airlines in getting EASA part-CAMO approval and AOC from the IAA.

AerAdvise provided support in the development of the Emerald Airlines Continuing Airworthiness Exposition (CAME), Approved Maintenance Programme (AMP) and Minimum Equipment List (MEL) as well as input towards the initial set up of Emerald Airlines CAMO. In addition, AerAdvise provided support to Emerald Airlines in the delivery of their first ATR72 aircraft.


Pat Toner, AerAdvise CEO & Founder, commented: "We are excited to evolve our working relationship with Emerald Airlines, in assisting this new Irish airline in achieving its CAMO certificate. Emerald is an important part of our aviation system in Ireland, so we have experienced first-hand Emerald's performance-driven and entrepreneurial culture, proven success in building and extending the Emerald brand and their strong airline product innovation. We believe this relationship will create compelling and sustainable value for our AerAdvise regulated technical services business and our shareholders."

Commenting on the announcement, Conor McCarthy, CEO and Founder of Emerald Airlines said: "We are very pleased with the outcome of our work with AerAdvise. The CAMO certificate was a key milestone to achieving our AOC and enables us to perform the continuing airworthiness management of our ATR FLEET."





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