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9:00 AM 25th July 2020

New Manchester-Belfast Route Starts September

A Belfast City Airport service is to be launched out of Manchester Airport from 14 September 2020.

Stobart Air, operator of Aer Lingus Regional, will base five ATR72-600 aircraft at the Northern Ireland airport in order to service up to four daily return flights from Manchester to Belfast with fares starting from £29.99 one way including taxes.

Aer Lingus Regional already operates routes from Manchester including Dublin, Cork and now Belfast City.

Stobart Air, following guidance from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), has implemented a number of enhanced health and safety measures to protect staff, crew and passengers.

Commenting on the announcement, Stobart Air Managing Director Andy Jolly said:“As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Stobart Air has been challenged and we have worked hard over the past number of months to protect our airline and to position us for the future, once restrictions ease and passenger demand increases.

“Working with Belfast City Airport and Manchester Airport, along with our partners, Aer Lingus we are pleased to establish a base at Belfast City to service flights to Manchester.

“High frequency day-return flights from Manchester to Belfast City Airport will cater for both business and leisure travellers for direct, convenient and cost-effective flights.”

Flights are on sale now at www.aerlingus.com.