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Saturday 1 October 2016

Shannon to Edinburgh route recommences

Published 07/12/2015 | 02:30

Shannon Airport
Shannon Airport

Aer Lingus Regional is to recommence flights from Shannon Airport to Edinburgh, two years after the service was cancelled in January 2014 .

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The airport has welcomed the return of flights to one of the UK's most popular tourist cities as a major boost for the region.

The new service, which will be operated for Aer Lingus Regional by Stobart Air, will see six flights weekly operate year-round from March 28 between Shannon and the Scottish capital, which is the second-most popular tourism city in the UK after London.

It will generate an extra 35,000 in seat capacity for Shannon in 2016, rising to 45,000 per annum from 2017.

"We are seeking to add to our schedule on an ongoing basis. Edinburgh has been one of the services at the top of our list," said Shannon Airport chief executive Neil Pakey.

The airport is managed independently from daa.

Irish Independent

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