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Aer Lingus Regional Ramps Up Winter Capacity

Stobart Air
Aer Lingus Regional ATR 72 | ATR

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.

Winter 2018 will see the airline’s popular routes from Dublin to Edinburgh; Dublin to Glasgow; Dublin to Newquay and Cork to Manchester, gaining an additional 70,000 seats to its route network.

Aer Lingus Regional’s Dublin Kerry route will have an increased seat capacity of 30% for winter 2018 and will continue to be serviced by a larger aircraft, the ATR 72. Over 51,000 passengers flew the route in 2017.

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

Commenting on the announcement, Graeme Buchanan, Managing Director of Stobart Air said:

“We are pleased to expand our service for winter 2018 and to be able to offer our passengers more frequent services on popular routes.

“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.”

Aer Lingus Regional currently flies up to 580 flights per week across its 25 routes throughout Ireland, the UK and France.

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