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Which regional airports have Emerald Airlines Avios flights to Ireland and Northern Ireland?

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Emerald Airlines may not be a familiar name to you, but Aer Lingus will be.

Aer Lingus has operated its smaller regional routes under a franchise model for many years. The contract was held by Stobart Air until Aer Lingus awarded it to Emerald Airlines, a start-up carrier, in 2021 under a 10-year deal.

It has taken a while for services to build up, and of course the tail end of the pandemic didn’t help, but Emerald Airlines now has an established route network.

Where does Emerald Airlines fly>

As you can see from the image above, aircraft and crew are Aer Lingus-branded. Tickets are sold at and you can book Avios seats as you would with any standard Aer Lingus service.

Emerald Airlines will operate from 15 UK airports this winter. It primarily serves Dublin and Belfast City, apart from a one-off route between Bristol and Cork. There is one intra-Ireland route which is not listed below, from Donegal to Dublin.

It uses a modern fleet of ATR72-600 aircraft. These can seat up to 72 passengers and have a range of 1,500km.

This is the schedule for winter 2023, running from late October to late March 2024. Flights from the UK to Ireland and Northern Ireland operated by Aer Lingus itself are not included.

The frequency number is for the peak week or day during the winter timetable and is not necessarily available every week or every day.


  • 6x weekly to Dublin


  • 2x daily to Dublin
  • 5x daily to Belfast City
Where does Emerald Airlines fly?


  • 3x daily to Dublin
  • 6x weekly to Cork


  • Daily to Belfast City

East Midlands

  • 2x daily to Belfast City


  • 5x daily to Dublin
  • 4x daily to Belfast City


  • 5x weekly to Dublin
  • 5x weekly to Belfast City


  • 4x daily to Dublin
  • 2x daily to Belfast City

Isle of Man

  • Daily to Dublin
  • 3x weekly to Belfast City

Leeds Bradford

  • 3x daily to Dublin
  • 3x daily to Belfast City


  • 2x daily to Dublin


  • 3x daily to Dublin
  • 4x daily to Belfast City


  • Daily to Dublin
  • Daily to Belfast City


  • 4x weekly to Dublin
  • 4x weekly to Belfast City


  • 3x daily to Dublin
  • 3x daily to Belfast City

You can book for cash or Avios on here.

You can find out more about the airline (but not book) on the Emerald Airlines site here.

Comments (48)

  • Stuart says:

    That’s a lot of capacity out of Leeds!

  • Pete Cackett says:

    Very good summary there, I wasn’t aware of the reach of Emerald in the UK. Thank you.

    Personally would like to have seen Norwich or London Southend on the list too, but I don’t expect a route to start solely to satisfy myself!

    • ADS says:

      and Ryanair fly most of these routes to Dublin – so you can mix and match between the airlines based on prices and flight times that suit you

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