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 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.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards. You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
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