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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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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (July 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

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