Stobart Boosts Irish Link At Leeds Bradford Airport
Stobart Air has announced it will increase seat capacity by 20% on Dublin routes out of Leeds Bradford Airport starting 28 October 2019.
The increase will see up to three daily flights on Monday, Friday and Sunday by the company, operator of Aer Lingus regional routes.
The additional seat capacity will meet increasing demand by Irish and UK business customers specifically, who require more choice and flexibility of flight times, facilitating onward connections to the US via Aer Lingus transatlantic services.
The increase will also benefit US customers and Border Protection pre-clearance at Dublin Airport, saving time and avoiding any delays in the US on arrival.
Stobart Air will operate ATR 72-600 aircraft to service the flights between Leeds and Dublin. The additional capacity represents an additional 1,700 seats per month.
Commenting on the announcement, John Cunliffe, Aviation & Commercial Director at Leeds Bradford Airport, said:
“We’re delighted to add additional capacity from Leeds to Dublin from Winter 2019, and I am sure this additional capacity will prove popular for business customers. In particular, the new mid-afternoon flight facilitates onward connections with Aer Lingus transatlantic flights, with reduced transfer times and greater choice of connections available.
“The investment of additional capacity by Stobart Air on the route further confirms the economic significance of the Leeds City Region, the largest economy in the UK outside of London. At Leeds Bradford Airport, we offer passenger routes to over 70 direct destinations, with onward connections to all corners of the globe and I am delighted to be working with Stobart Air to support the development both of Leeds Bradford and the wider region”
Stobart Air, the regional franchise flying partner to leading airlines, operates over 1,000 flights weekly across 42 routes throughout eight European countries from bases in the UK & Ireland. The airline operates a fleet of 21 aircraft with routes across Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Kerry and Donegal Airport in Ireland.
Further details: www. visit aerlingus.com and www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk
Stobart Boosts Irish Link At Leeds Bradford Airport, 26th June 2019, 13:09 PM