Aer Lingus Regional to expand winter services, offering over 735,000 seats

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  • Over 735,000 seats across 20 routes for winter 2018
  • Dublin-Kerry route to rise 30pc in capacity and continue to be serviced by a larger aircraft (ATR72)
  • Airline currently flies up to 580 flights per week across its 25 routes in Ireland, Britain and France.

Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, has increased its frequency on routes for winter 2018. The airline, which operates 20 routes from Ireland, will have over 735,000 seats on its network which operates flights from Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Donegal and Kerry.

Popular routes from Dublin to Edinburgh; Dublin to Glasgow; Dublin to Newquay; and Cork to Manchester will get  an additional 70,000 seats.

Graeme Buchanan, Stobart Air

Aer Lingus Regional’s Dublin Kerry route will have 30pc more seat capacity and will continue to be serviced by a larger aircraft (ATR72). Over 51,000 passengers flew the route in 2017.

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Stobart Air, earlier this year, announced the renewal of its Dublin-Kerry and Dublin-Donegal Public Service Obligation (PSO) routes under the Aer Lingus Regional brand. The contracts will run until the 31 January 2022.

Graeme Buchanan, Managing Director of Stobart Air said: “Our increased route capacity will not only benefit our passengers traveling out of Ireland but will also be hugely beneficial to passengers traveling to the US via Dublin as they can save time by availing of the Dublin preclearance service.”

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