The UK Civil Aviation Authority has granted an airline operating licence to Aer Lingus (UK), part of the Aer Lingus Group. The move clears the way for new flights from Manchester this winter.
Aer Lingus has entered into a franchise agreement with Emerald Airlines. The deal, which will commence in January 2023, will run for a period of ten years for the operation of Aer Lingus Regional flights.
Aer Lingus will commence four new routes from Manchester Airport flying to New York JFK and Orlando from July 29th, to Barbados from October 20th and to Boston from summer 2022.
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.