Aer Arann, the Irish regional airline, is celebrating the launch of its two new services from Leeds Bradford to Galway in the West of Ireland and Cork in the Southwest. Both services will operate four days a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The flight is provided by 66-seater ATR72 aircraft. This comes just a week after its award of the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) coveted Palme d””r Award for sustained excellence.
Commenting on the commencement of the flights Aer Arran marketing manager Micheal O”Callarain said: ”We are delighted to be starting our new service to Galway and Cork today, as Leeds Bradford celebrates its 75th Anniversary. Situated in two of the most scenic regions of Ireland we believe these two cities will prove popular with both leisure and business travellers from the region and look forward to further developing both services over the coming months.”
The airport started as Yeadon Airport in 1936, with flights to Liverpool and the Isle of Man. In 2005, as Leeds Bradford International Airport over 2.6m passengers passed through its buildings to and from some 50 scheduled and charter destinations.
Image: Aer Arann crew standing beside an Aer Arann aircraft. Source: ” Aer Arann