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7:00 AM 18th March 2022
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New Manchester To Belfast Route From £74 Return

Pictured is Aer Lingus CEO Lynne Embleton with Emerald Airlines CEO Conor McCarthy, at the announcement of the commencement of Aer Lingus Regional flights
Pictured is Aer Lingus CEO Lynne Embleton with Emerald Airlines CEO Conor McCarthy, at the announcement of the commencement of Aer Lingus Regional flights
Emerald Airlines commences services to Belfast City Airport out of Manchester, from March 27th. Tickets are now on sale.

Emerald, exclusive operator of Aer Lingus Regional, will also give customers the opportunity to earn Avios points on all Aer Lingus Regional flights Tickets can be booked through AerLingus.com and BA.com.

With fares starting at £36.99 one way, the new service will operate three times daily.

Emerald’s commitment to Northern Ireland will ensure continuity of regional routes that have been operated previously by Aer Lingus and British Airways. Customers will continue to enjoy all the benefits through Aer Lingus and British Airways’ codeshare agreement with Emerald Airlines.

Karen Smart, Managing Director of Manchester Airport, said: “We are thrilled to see Emerald offering this service to Belfast City Airport.

“Connectivity between Manchester and Belfast is vital for the tourism industry in both cities, for those with friends and family members on the other side of the Irish Sea, and also unlocks our wider route network across four continents within one stop for travellers in Northern Ireland.”

Aer Lingus Regional flights will be operated by the ATR72-600, the latest generation of turboprop aircraft combining unmatched environmental and economic performance. These ultra-low fuel burn aircraft emit up to 40% less CO₂ on these short, regional flights.