Published on September 8th, 2022 | by Alan Dwyer


Expansion of Services at Emerald

Emerald Airlines has announced that it is to increase capacity for the upcoming winter season. The airline will operate new daily flights that have been added between Dublin and Southampton, and Dublin and Aberdeen, taking off on 30 October. The announcement marks the latest expansion efforts by the rapidly growing carrier, now flying 22 routes. With new destinations, new aircraft and expansion of services on existing routes, the outlook for Aer Lingus Regional is looking increasingly positive with each passing month.

The ATR72-600 forms the backbone of Emerald Airlines’ growing fleet, with the average age of aircraft being 6 years. Just recently, the airline took delivery of its 13th aircraft with EI-FAT (c/n 1097) joining the fleet. This aircraft previously flew for Stobart Air and is still in the old colours of Aer Lingus.

Commenting on the announcement, the Head of Commercial at Emerald Airlines Ciarán Smith said: “After a very successful summer season, we are delighted to be upping our frequencies and adding new routes out of Dublin to/from Aberdeen and Southampton. With convenient timings and cost-effective flights, we strongly believe these connections will be warmly welcomed by both business and leisure travellers. We look forward to a busy winter ahead! The new routes form part of Emerald Airlines’ wider expansion strategy, which will come to fruition over the coming months; seeing the delivery of five additional aircraft, adding further capacity, and increasing frequencies.”

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