Emerald Airlines, the exclusive operator of Aer Lingus Regional Services, has announced that the airline will increase its frequency of flights between Birmingham Airport and Belfast City Airport.
The airline will now operate up to five daily flights on weekdays, being particularly convenient for those travelling for business purposes.
Since services on the route commenced in March 2022, the airline has increased seats to meet rising demand, particularly from business customers looking for choice and flexibility of flight timings. Tickets are on sale now via www.aerlingus.com with fares starting at £34.99 one-way as part of a return trip.
Ciaran 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.’
Emerald Airlines will operate the ATR72-600 aircraft to service the flights between Birmingham and both Belfast City and Dublin. The ATR72-600 series is the latest generation of turboprop aircraft, boasting low fuel burn that emits up to 40 percent less CO2 (carbon dioxide) on these regional flights.