On Sale Now! Belfast And Beyond From £36.99 Each Way - Aer Lingus Regional Services From Belfast City Airport  

Emerald Airlines, exclusive operator of Aer Lingus Regional, has announced it will commence services from Belfast City Airport base later this month, with tickets on sale now.    

Customers are now able to book flights from Birmingham Airport to Belfast City Airport.  Customers will be able to earn Avios points on all Aer Lingus Regional flights, providing continuity and benefits of the current services offered by both Aer Lingus and British Airways at Belfast City Airport. Tickets can be booked through AerLingus.com and BA.com. 

Fares start at £36.99* and services will commence on 24th March 2022 to Birmingham Airport. 

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.  

Commenting on the announcement, Conor McCarthy, CEO of Emerald Airlines said: “Having already announced our services linking Belfast to Birmingham, we are delighted to go on sale from today with Aer Lingus and British Airways. 

“We want to be the airline of choice for customers travelling to and from Belfast City Airport, and with today’s announcement we are well positioned to deliver on that objective. We’re keen to build upon our announcement today, with more flights, destinations, and great fares to follow in the very near future.”  

Reid Moody, Chief Strategy and Planning Officer at Aer Lingus said: “Today marks another important day for Aer Lingus Regional services - it is good news for customers and good news for connectivity to / from Northern Ireland. Aer Lingus is looking forward to working with our partners at Emerald Airlines on future Aer Lingus Regional operations.” 

The new routes are the result of a long-term partnership announced between Belfast City Airport and Emerald Airlines. 

Matthew Hall, Chief Executive at George Best Belfast City Airport which is just a five-minute drive from the city centre, said: “This is excellent news for Northern Ireland and comes at a time when we are seeing an increasing demand for travel as we return to life without Covid restrictions.    

“The Aer Lingus Regional product is one with which our customers are familiar, and we’re thrilled that flights are bookable through both Aer Lingus and British Airways for added convenience.  The ability to earn and spend Avios points with both airlines will be a welcome benefit for frequent fliers.  

“We are grateful to our airline partners for maintaining connectivity throughout the pandemic and now look forward to commencing our long-term partnership with Emerald Airlines which presents significant opportunities for additional routes and frequencies.” 

Tom Screen, Aviation Director of Birmingham Airport said: “We are delighted to welcome Emerald Airlines to Birmingham Airport offering customers direct access to Belfast City.  Customers will have the opportunity to gain Avios points, which is a great travel benefit and with up to three frequencies a day customers can benefit from flexibility and great customer service from Emerald Airlines.”  

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 CO on these short, regional flights. 

Recruitment is ongoing at Emerald Airlines for positions in Belfast including Flight Crew and Cabin Crew. Further information on vacancies can be viewed here. 

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Customers who book onto these routes operated by Emerald Airlines through www.ba.com  or www.aerlingus.com can also earn and burn Avios and Tier points as part of British Airways’ Executive Club and Aer Lingus’ AerClub programme.  

*Fares quoted are each-way as part of a return trip. 

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