06 July 2010

From October 31st 2010, Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann, will provide additional flights to Cork from Birmingham that will effectively double the number of services on the route.  The increased frequency means that the Birmingham service will operate twice a day six days a week with a single return flight on Saturdays.

The new schedule will offer business customers the frequency required to spend a full business day in Cork and it will offer additional choice for leisure passengers.

Commenting on the announcement, Aer Arann Corporate Affairs Director Andrew Kelly said “We are delighted to launch these flights as part of the franchise agreement in the same week that we launched new franchise services from Birmingham to Shannon.”

“The addition of these new services will offer passengers travelling to and from each of these destinations greater choice, flexibility and convenience” he added.

Also commenting on the announcement, Aer Lingus Director of Communications Declan Kearney said "Aer Lingus Regional services have enjoyed strong support from customers in the short time since their launch. Aer Lingus welcomes the introduction of these additional services from Cork and wishes Aer Arann continued success."

Paul Kehoe, CEO of Birmingham Airport said, “This is great news for people wanting to reach southern Ireland from the Midlands and comes just days after the franchise launched a new Shannon service from Birmingham. This high frequency service will suit both business and leisure travellers and we’re looking forward to both routes going from strength to strength.”

Flights to Birmingham with Aer Lingus start from £29.99 one way including taxes. For further flight information and to make a booking visit www.aerlingus.com


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