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Published on June 19th, 2017 | by Alan Dwyer

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New Irish Airline to start services from Waterford

A new Irish Airline called Aer Southeast is to start services from Waterford to three cities in the UK from next month. It has been over a year since the last scheduled services finished at Waterford and will be a welcome boost for the local area. The services to London Luton, Manchester and Birmingham will begin from Monday July 24th with an early morning service to London Luton. The airline will be using one SAAB 340 turboprop which will be based at Waterford. The start-up airline who have considerable experience in regional aviation and the backing of Irish and Scandinavian investors will have registered offices at Waterford Airport.

Bookings can be made for London Luton via the Waterford Airport website, www.flywaterford.com as well as the direct link www.aersoutheast.com . Bookings for Manchester and Birmingham on the Aer Southeast website will be available in the coming days and this will be communicated through the Airport’s website and social media accounts.

Aer Southeast will operate six flights a week to London Luton, three per week to both Manchester and Birmingham. A full list of both outgoing and returning flight times is available on the Waterford Airport website. Ticket prices to all destinations will start from €79 one-way. Welcoming the announcement, Desmond O’Flynn, CEO, Waterford Airport, said:  “I am delighted that Aer Southeast will resume three scheduled air services to the UK, all of which have proved their worth and their vital importance to the South East over many years. I am also very pleased to welcome this Scandinavian consortium to Waterford. We have had detailed discussions with a number of parties since the loss of scheduled services in June last year, but we were very impressed with the aviation experience of the consortium and their commitment to this project. We look forward to working closely with SkyTruckers [the company behind Aer Southeast], as once again regular and sustainable air links to key cities in the UK are operated over the coming months and years.”

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