Aer Arann, Aer Lingus launch Edinburgh–Shannon service

Aer Arann and Aer Lingus have announced details of a new direct route to Shannon from Edinburgh in the latest phase of the franchise agreement between the two airlines.

Also announced were details of the Shannon summer 2011 schedule that will see the number of weekly Aer Lingus Regional departures from Shannon increase by 36% compared with last year.

From Sunday 27 March, Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann, will provide flights to Shannon from Edinburgh in addition to the current Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Glasgow services. Flights to Edinburgh will operate five days per week.

Shannon’s Aer Lingus Regional summer 2011 schedule, also beginning on 27 March, will include additional flights to Manchester on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. The Birmingham service will operate daily in a “business-friendly” slot, while the Shannon to Glasgow route will operate three times a week.

“Combined with the recently launched Glasgow route, the addition of our new Shannon–Edinburgh service demonstrates the continued success of our franchise agreement with Aer Lingus,” commented Aer Arann chief executive, Paul Schütz. “This new service further improves the direct links between Scotland and Ireland for both business and leisure passengers and working with Aer Lingus, we look forward to continuing to provide our customers with a quality service, ensuring excellent value and frequency.”

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