Aer Lingus Regional, exclusively operated by Emerald Airlines, has commenced its services from Aberdeen International Airport to Dublin.
Passengers can now visit the capital of Ireland, and experience its rich history, cosmopolitan atmosphere along with many great independent shops, cafes, and restaurants.
Dublin is also home to a number of attractions including the 707 hectare Phoenix Park, National Museum of Ireland and the renowned Guinness Storehouse.
For visitors to the North East there is plenty beautiful countryside and coastline to discover as well the fantastic food and drink offering that Aberdeen has.
The Aberdeen-Dublin route also connects seamlessly with Aer Lingus’ transatlantic network from Dublin.
Passengers can now fly to New York, Boston, and Chicago, via Dublin. Those flying to the US can avail of the US Immigration Pre-clearance at Dublin Airport before they fly.
Ciarán Smith, Head of Commercial at Emerald Airlines said: “We are very pleased to be operating this route between Aberdeen and Dublin.
“With convenient timings and cost-effective flights, we strongly believe this service will be warmly welcomed by both business and leisure travellers.”
The ATR72-600 forms the backbone of Emerald Airlines’ growing fleet, with the average age of aircraft being 6 years.
The ATR72-600 is the latest generation of turboprop aircraft combining unmatched environmental and economic performance. These ultra-low fuel burn aircraft emit up to 40% less CO₂ on these short, regional flights.
Mark Beveridge, Operations Director at Aberdeen International Airport, said: “This region has a lot to offer visitors from Royal Deeside, castle trails and golf courses.
“We welcome the Aer Lingus Regional operator, Emerald Airlines, to our airport providing more connectivity to the Irish Capital.”
Chris Foy, CEO, VisitAberdeenshire said: “Increased connectivity to the region is key to developing and growing the local economy and we look forward to welcoming visitors from Ireland using Emerald Airlines to the North-east of Scotland for an Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire adventure.”
Christopher Tibbett, Group Head of Airline Relations and Marketing at AGS, which operates Aberdeen Airport, said: “We are thrilled to see Aer Lingus Regional operating from Aberdeen.
“It is now easier than ever for Aberdonians to visit Dublin via the airport with family and friends to explore the beauty of Ireland.”