Posted on: 28 March 2011 by Mark Howells
Aer Lingus Regional service to Bristol from Dublin, operated by Aer Arann, is now under way and marks the third Aer Lingus Regional connection between Bristol and Ireland with services also currently available to Shannon and Cork, further demonstrating, according to Aer Lingus, the success of the franchise agreement between itself and Aer Arann.
Three return flights, six days a week and two returns flights on Saturdays will operate between Bristol and Dublin, with new morning, afternoon and evening frequency options for business customers. The 20 weekly return flights between the UK southwest’s largest city and Dublin will also boost leisure and tourist travel to the Irish capital.
Speaking at the launch, Aer Arann chief executive, Paul Schütz commented, “We are delighted to introduce our first flight from Dublin to Bristol. The launch of this service demonstrates the ongoing success of our franchise agreement with Aer Lingus and we look forward to welcoming both business and leisure passengers onboard our flights to Bristol now and in the future”.
Stephen Kavanagh, Aer Lingus chief commercial officer added, “The expansion of the Aer Lingus Regional network with new services between Bristol and Dublin will enable us to serve key UK regional destinations while providing connectivity with our transatlantic schedule. We wish Aer Arann continued success.”