Manchester to Belfast City route takes off

An Aer Lingus Regional flight operated by Stobart Air
An Aer Lingus Regional flight operated by Stobart Air

The new Manchester (MAN/EGCC) to Belfast City Airport (BHD/EGAC) t route has got underway today when the first of four daily return services took off

The Aer Lingus Regional service is operated by Stobart Air using an ATR72-600.

Julian Carr, Aviation Director at Manchester Airport, said: “It’s great to see flights to Belfast City take off from Manchester Airport today, giving our passengers greater choice and flexibility when accessing the capital of Northern Ireland.”

The new route is part of Stobart Air establishing a base at Belfast City Airport.

Stobart Air Managing Director Andy Jolly said: “We are pleased to establish a base at Belfast City Airport and to work closely with Manchester Airport, Belfast City Airport and our partners Aer Lingus to operate flights to and from Manchester.

“Stobart Air has worked hard over the past number of months to protect our airline during challenging times and to position us for the future. The launch of this service is part of that.

“This new Aer Lingus Regional route will facilitate key links and connectivity between these cities and ensure we provide choice, value and convenience for our customers. We look forward to welcoming our passengers on board this Manchester-Belfast route from today.

Flights between the two cities start at just £29.99 and can be booked at aerlingus.com

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