International Airlines Group has appointed Lynne Embleton to the role of chief executive of Irish flag-carrier Aer Lingus. She will start her new role on April 6th.
Beginning today, the airline will operate up to four daily return flights from Manchester Airport to Belfast City Airport.
Manchester Airport is to see the introduction of a service to Belfast City Airport from September 14th. Stobart Air, operator of Aer Lingus Regional, will base five ATR72-600 aircraft at Belfast City Airport.
The airline is making almost two million seats available next year - the most it has ever offered - on flights across its extensive transatlantic route network.
Ireland’s national carrier, Aer Lingus, has taken delivery of its first of eight A321LR aircraft, becoming the first airline in International Airlines Group to operate the type.
AerSpace guests flying from select UK destinations to Ireland will be guaranteed an aisle or window seat on the first row of the aircraft, with the middle seat left unoccupied. The service is expected to take off in September.
Use of the Aer Lingus mobile app has taken off by 50 per cent in the last year alone as the airline’s guests take advantage of its convenient and secure payments in euro, sterling and US dollars.
During the ceremony in hanger six at Dublin Airport, chief executive Sean Doyle revealed an Airbus A330-300 - nicknamed St Munchin - in the new colours before an industry audience.
International Airlines Group has announced that Aer Lingus chief executive, Stephen Kavanagh, will step down on January 1st, but will remain on the airline’s board as a non-executive director.
Ireland’s national airline, Aer Lingus, has been revealed as an Airline Partner of the X Factor 2018 in a deal which will see the airline appear on the prime-time ITV talent show.