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  • Joe Breitfeller

Aer Lingus Regional Bolsters Winter 2022/23 Capacity With New Routes and New Aircraft

Emerald Airlines will increase winter 2022/23 capacity, including new daily flights from Dublin to Southampton and Aberdeen from October 30, 2022. With the additional services, the exclusive Aer Lingus Regional carrier will offer flights on 22 routes.


Aer Lingus Regional to Launch New daily Service From Dublin to Both Southampton and Aberdeen Starting October 30, 2022 - Courtesy Emerald Airlines

On Thursday (September 8, 2022), Emerald Airlines, the excusive operator of Aer Lingus Regional, announced that they will add new routes, new aircraft, and expand services for the winter 2022/23 season. The carrier will add new daily service from Dublin to both Southampton and Aberdeen starting October 30, 2022, expanding their network to a total of 22 routes. The ATR 72-600 forms the backbone of Emerald Airlines’ growing fleet and has an average age of only 6 years. The latest generation turboprop, the ATR 72-600 offers unmatched environmental and economic performance, delivering an ultra-low fuel burn and 40 percent less CO2 emissions compared to similarly sized regional jets on short-haul routes.


In today’s announcment, Emerald Airlines’ Head of Commercial, 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.”


Aer Lingus Regional's Shedule From Dublin to Southampton and Aberdeen From October 30, 2022 - Courtesy Emerald Airlines

Dublin-based Emerald Airlines is Ireland’s newest regional carrier and the exclusive operator of the Aer Lingus Regional route network. The airline offers a range of solutions including, franchise, wet-lease and private charter flying. Emerald Airlines’ dedicated team of aviation specialists provide customers with customized fleet solutions. Emerald Airlines currently operates Aer Lingus Regional flights from both Dublin and Belfast City airports with over 568 weekly flights on 22 routes to and from nearly 20 airports including Bristol, Birmingham, Exeter, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Isle of Man, Newquay, Southampton, Aberdeen and others.


Managed by a team of highly-experienced aviation professionals, Emerald’s mission is to safely and sustainability grow the business through innovation, expertise and a commitment to exceeding the expectations of their customers and airline partners. Emerald has also established an airline company in Northern Ireland (Emerald Airlines UK Ltd) and has applied to the UK CAA for a UK AOC and Operating License.



Source: Emerald Airlines