What’s happening with Aer Lingus Regional and when is it returning?

In the latest signal that stability is returning to the European aviation sector, critical links between the UK and Ireland will  be back sooner than expected.

Aer Lingus and Emerald Airlines have increased the pace of the roll-out of its new regional partnership, with operations due to launch a full ten months ahead of the original January 2023 schedule.


Managed under an exclusive franchise agreement via the Irish national carrier, Emerald is due to fly more than 340 flights each week across 11 routes by mid-summer, using a fleet of ATR turboprops.

As well as high-frequency links– including Dublin to Edinburgh and Glasgow, which will be served up to four times daily – the news sees the welcome return of direct scheduled services between the Irish capital and smaller regional points across the UK including Newquay/Cornwall and Exeter, plus the Isle of Man, where Emerald will be the only airline serving Ireland.

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