Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann, has today launched a new flight route from Dublin Airport to Newcastle.
The airline will offer two return flights per day between the two cities, anticipating the facilitation of up to 65,000 passengers in the next 12 months with the new service.
The flights for the Newcastle route, which are available for purchase now, will be in operation from 24 October onwards.
This latest development from the airline is part of a series of measures planned as part of its ‘new beginning’ growth strategy.
Aer Arann’s Chief Commercial Officer, Simon Fagan said that the additional route is the next step in the growth of Aer Arann.
“Accommodating transatlantic connections for our UK-based passengers through Dublin is a growing part of our business and we continue to work with Aer Lingus in planning our schedule,” he said.
“This new route connects Aer Lingus Regional passengers with one of the UK’s most vibrant cities and means that the airline is now serving nine major UK cities from Ireland.”
Chris Sanders, Aviation Development Director, Newcastle International Airport, also welcomed the new flight route, saying, "The service also eases travel to and from some of the main US cities with swift customs pre-clearance at Dublin Airport’s fantastic new Terminal 2 facility."