Cornwall Airport Newquay has said that Aer Lingus Regional, will commence a new link to Belfast City from Summer 2023.
With a four-times weekly service, the Irish carrier will start operations from April 3, 2023, adding nearly 14,000 seats during the peak season.
Improving the Cornish airport’s connectivity, Aer Lingus Regional has also confirmed an increased frequency of its Dublin service from its existing four-times weekly to daily service starting next summer, expanding connections to the carrier’s transatlantic flights from Dublin.
Commenting on the announcement, Amy Smith, Head of Commercial, Cornwall Airport Newquay said: ‘It’s fantastic that Aer Lingus Regional sees the potential of not only increasing the frequency of our Dublin connection, but also adding a new destination to Belfast for our passengers. We expect fantastic results from both routes next year due to the enhancement of destination options available to those wishing to fly from Cornwall.’
‘The new routes also increase opportunity for overseas markets to reach us with ease, helping us support Cornish tourism,’ Smith added.
Ciaran Smith, Head of Commercial at Emerald Airlines said: ‘We are delighted to be bolstering our services to and from Newquay. We have been very pleased with the feedback we’ve received since commencing our Dublin-Newquay service, and believe Belfast-Newquay is a great new connection for both business and leisure travellers.’
Further, passengers will be able to fly from Cornwall to North America, via Dublin, with smooth connections possible to Aer Lingus’ network of 16 direct routes, including major destinations such as New York, Boston, Chicago, and Toronto. Also, passengers will be able to complete US Immigration pre-clearance in Dublin before boarding connecting flights, saving time and clearance on arrival.