Published on April 21st, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer0
New Aer Lingus Regional Routes for Dublin and Belfast
Stobart Air is to operate two new routes on behalf of Aer Lingus Regional starting this summer. The first route to commence will be between George Best Belfast City Airport and Newquay which will be operated initially three times per week from 28th June. The service will operate on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The second new route announced will connect Dublin Airport with Exeter Airport starting from the 30th August with a four times per week service operating on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
In a recent letter to the Minister of State for Transport, Stobart Air called on the Irish government to put in place a practical vaccine passport policy that will allow people who have received a complete dose of the vaccine to travel, to help restore public confidence in aviation and help air travel to resume in line with the successful rollout of vaccination programmes. The airline has also called on the Government to convene key industry stakeholders on a task force to discuss and plan for the long-term future of aviation.
Commenting on the new routes, Managing Director of Stobart Air Andy Jolly said, “Anticipating a successful Covid-19 vaccination rollout which will allow air travel to resume safely later this year, we are pleased to add Dublin-Exeter and Belfast-Newquay Cornwall to our route network. We believe these new connections will cater to both business and leisure travellers with direct, convenient and cost-effective flights between Dublin and Belfast and England’s vibrant, historic and stunning southwest coast. We are committed to providing our passengers with frequent, convenient and affordable services through our regional connections. We look forward to welcoming our staff and customers onboard these new routes.”
Both of these routes will be operated by the 76 seat ATR 72-600 aircraft and flights can now be booked on the Aer Lingus website.