Belfast – 17 March 2023: Emerald Airlines, the exclusive operator of Aer Lingus Regional Services, today announces, in line with the rising customer demand, the airline will increase its frequency of flights between Birmingham Airport and Belfast City Airport. The airline will now operate up to 5 daily flights on weekdays, being particularly convenient for those travelling for business purposes.

Since services on the route commenced in March 2022, seat capacity has increased in line demand from business customers in particular, who require choice and flexibility of flight timings. Emerald Airlines will operate the ATR72-600 aircraft to service the flights between Birmingham and both Belfast City and Dublin.

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Commenting on the announcement, Ciarán Smith, Head of Commercial at Emerald Airlines said: “Having received positive feedback since starting our Birmingham-Belfast City operations, we are pleased to be providing customers with even more options when travelling between the two cities. We foresee these additional flight times to be particularly popular amongst those travelling for business purposes, and we look forward to offering that increased customer convenience.

The investment of additional capacity on the route further confirms the economic significance of the Birmingham region, and in particular their links to Northern Ireland.”

Tom Screen, aviation director for Birmingham Airport, said: “We are thrilled the BHX-Belfast City route is providing so popular. Aer Lingus Regional services deliver exactly what their customers want - a formula which has served them well to date and will continue to long into the future.”

Aer Lingus Regional flights are 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 regional flights.



Days of Operation


Belfast City Airport

Up to x5 times daily

Belfast City Airport


Up to x5 times daily


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