Aer Lingus Regional to restore Shannon–Edinburgh flights

From 28 March 2016, Stobart Air will operate six weekly flights between Shannon and Edinburgh on behalf of Aer Lingus Regional. tMartin Saxton, Stobart Air’s chief commercial officer, commented, “We are really pleased to re-commence services on the Shannon Edinburgh route. The new route is a direct response to the strong demand amongst business people and holidays makers in the west of Ireland looking for easy access to Edinburgh, one of Europe’s most popular weekend destinations. tt“The new route also presents a great opportunity for the tourism sector in the west of Ireland," Saxton continued. "Edinburgh and the surrounding area has a population of over 1.3 million people, many of whom have a strong affinity for the west of Ireland, its famous hospitality, beautiful scenery and world class tourism attractions including the Wild Atlantic Way, Cliffs of Moher and Aran Islands.”ttIt’s predicted the reinstated year-round service will generate an extra 35,000 in seat capacity for Shannon in 2016, rising to 45,000 per annum from 2017.ttNeil Pakey, CEO of Shannon Group, averred, “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 and Aer Lingus Regional’s announcement that it is to restore the service next year is really good news for Shannon and our passengers.”

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