Aer Lingus Regional to launch Bristol to Cork flights

Pictured is Aer Lingus CEO Lynne Embleton with Emerald Airlines CEO Conor McCarthy, at the announcement of the commencement of Aer Lingus Regional flights (Image: Fran Veale/Julien Behal Photography)
Pictured is Aer Lingus CEO Lynne Embleton with Emerald Airlines CEO Conor McCarthy, at the announcement of the commencement of Aer Lingus Regional flights (Image: Fran Veale/Julien Behal Photography)

Emerald Airlines (EA/EAI) is to launch a new service from Bristol Airport (BRS/EGGD) to Cork (ORK/EICK) under the Aer Lingus Regional brand.

The six-times-per-week service will commence on the 28th of April and will complement the airline’s daily service from Bristol to Dublin.

Ciarán Smith, Head of Commerical at Emerald Airlines said: “Today’s announcement is a much-anticipated one and will no doubt be warmly welcomed by passengers travelling for both business and travel pleasure purposes.

“With more flights and more choice for the travelling public, we are progressively bolstering our 2023 schedule, with over 2.5 million seats on sale, across 28 routes and 17 destinations in Ireland, UK, and Channel Islands.”

Rupert Lawrie, Commercial Director, Bristol Airport added: “We are delighted with the announcement today and look forward to welcoming Emerald Airlines to Bristol Airport from April this year.   This partnership further strengthens the air links between the South West of England and Ireland and extends the options available to customers in the region when selecting to fly from their local airport.

“We look forward to working with Emerald Airlines in the future and continuing the joint partnership.”

Emerald Airlines took over Aer Lingus Regional operation in 2021 following the collapse of Stobart Air, although they didn’t formally commence operations until February 2022. It has a 14 strong fleet of ATR72-600 airliners.

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