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Aer Lingus to open six ex-Flybe routes from Belfast City Airport

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Aer Lingus Regional, operated via a Stobart Air franchise, has announced six new routes from Belfast City Airport.

Starting on a phased basis from 27th August, Aer Lingus will fly from Belfast City to:

  • Edinburgh (27th August)
  • Exeter (28th August)
  • Manchester (14th September)
  • Birmingham (14th September)
  • East Midlands (1st October)
  • Leeds Bradford (1st October)

These new routes will pick up most of the slack left by the demise of Flybe.

Aer Lingus to open six ex-Flybe routes from Belfast City Airport

Aer Lingus will eventually operate over 200 weekly flights to and from Belfast City.  Stobart Air will base five ATR72-600 turboprop aircraft at the airport.

All flights will earn Avios and will also be available for redemption.  The slightly confusing ways of spending Avios on Aer Lingus are outlined in this HFP article.

Separately, KLM is due to restart Belfast City to Amsterdam on 3rd August.

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