Emerald Airlines, which operates Aer Lingus Regional flights, is adding new routes between Belfast City airport and the Isle of Man as part of continuing growth plans.
The new service will start on 24 April with five flights per week initially before rising to six weekly frequencies for the peak summer season. It will become the 13th Aer Lingus Regional route from Belfast City after Emerald started services from the airport in March 2022.
Conor McCarthy, executive chairman of Emerald Airlines, said: “We look forward to continuing to grow our services, providing more options for those travelling to and from Belfast.”
Emerald is adding new routes from Belfast City to East Midlands, Jersey, Newcastle and Newquay this year, in addition to existing services to Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Southampton.
The carrier added that it was “progressively bolstering” its 2023 schedule which is now offering 28 routes in Ireland, the UK and the Channel Islands.
Emerald is also launching a new service between Bristol and Cork which will operate six times per week (every day apart from Saturday) from 28 April. The airline is already flying between Bristol-Dublin seven days a week.