Posted on: 03 April 2014 by Mark Howells
Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, has inaugurated a new route from Bristol in the West of England to Shannon in the West of Ireland.
Aer Lingus Regional is operating one daily return flight to Shannon Airport and aims to fly up to 20,000 passengers on the route in the first year and 35,000 in 2015. The launch of the new route is part of the airline’s growth strategy to fly up to two million passengers by 2016.
The Bristol–Shannon route is the airline’s latest package of measures to grow the airline as part of its ‘new beginning’ strategy which aims to return the company to profitability by the end of the year.
Stobart Air’s chief commercial officer, Simon Fagan said that the addition of this new route is a vital step in its growth plan. “Aer Lingus Regional is committed to providing our customers with easy, convenient and great value in regional connections. We have already enjoyed great success with our Bristol to Dublin and Cork routes and we hope to continue our Bristol success story with the addition of this vital route from Shannon.”
Flights depart Shannon at 11:10 each day and land at Bristol at 12:40. In the opposite direction, the aircraft leaves Bristol at 13:05, arriving in Shannon at 14:35.