Aer Lingus announce plans for launch of regional flights from Bristol Airport

Aer Lingus and Emerald Airlines have announced a date when flights are set to start with tickets already on sale. The 3 times daily regional flights from Bristol Airport will commence on 27th March 2022 under a franchise agreement by Emerald Airlines operated by a fleet of ATR 72-600 aircraft, previously seen at Bristol Airport when the routes were operated by Stobart Air.

Aer Lingus recently announced an ambitious schedule for Summer 2022, which reflects the airline’s goal to build flights to pre-pandemic levels of flying and anticipates continued momentum in customer demand.

Passengers can connect to onward flights by using the Bristol – Dublin route, with flights onwards to destinations such as New York, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Toronto to name a few.

Dave Lees, CEO, Bristol Airport commented: “We are delighted with the announcement and look forward to welcoming Emerald Airlines to Bristol Airport from Spring next year.   This partnership further strengthens the air links between the South West of England and Ireland and in addition extends the opportunity of offering US transatlantic routes via Dublin Airport for customers in the region. We look forward to working with Emerald Airlines in the future and continuing the joint partnership.”

Based out of Dublin, Emerald Airlines is Ireland’s newest regional airline and exclusive operator of the Aer Lingus Regional route network. Offering a range of solutions including Franchise, wet lease, and Private Charter flying, Emerald Airlines’ dedicated team of aviation specialists will provide customers with the fleet solutions to meet specific needs.