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News: Aer Lingus adds two new UK regional routes, £200 football hospitality packages

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News in brief:

Aer Lingus adds two new UK regional routes

Aer Lingus is adding two new routes from Dublin to the UK. These will both be operated by Emerald Airlines as part of its Aer Lingus franchise agreement, and will use small ATR72-600 turboprop aircraft.

The two routes are:

  • Dublin to Aberdeen – two flights per day from 30th October
  • Dublin to Southampton – one flight per day from 30th October

Whilst the Aberdeen timings are OK for business travellers, the Southampton route is not as convenient. The Dublin flight departs at 1.35pm whilst the Southampton flight departs at 3.40pm.

Avios seats will be available, bookable either via ba.com or (for AerClub or Vueling Club members) via avios.com.

You can book these flights for cash via the Aer Lingus website here.

Aer Lingus adds two new UK regional routes

Sub £200 football hospitality packages available

Finally, because these packages are always popular with readers despite being off-topic, Travelzoo is once again selling a number of VIP football hospitality packages. Many are coming in at less than £200.

As of yesterday afternoon, options included:

  • Manchester United vs Newcastle, 16th October, £167
  • Tottenham vs Sporting CP, 26th October, £194
  • Manchester City vs Southampton, 8th October, £115
  • Manchester City vs Brighton, 23rd October, £106
  • Manchester United vs West Ham, 30th October, £200
  • Leeds vs Fulham, 23rd October, £200
  • Manchester United vs Tottenham, 19th October, £200
  • Chelsea vs Dynamo Zagreb, 2nd November, £166

What you get in terms of food and drink varies by match so check the small print. If you’ve got deep pockets, there are also some prime games available such as the Manchester derby, Arsenal vs Liverpool, Chelsea vs Manchester United and Chelsea vs Liverpool. The full list is here.

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