Aer Lingus Regional is to increase flights from Belfast City airport this summer by adding two new routes to UK cities.
The extra domestic UK services will start flying from Belfast to both Cardiff and Southampton from 7 July. Aer Lingus Regional’s flights are operated by Emerald Airlines.
The Belfast City-Cardiff route will operate five days per week on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Services between Belfast and Southampton will operate daily.
Ciaran Smith, head of commercial at Emerald Airlines, said: “As we near the peak summer months, the launch of our Cardiff and Southampton services will provide those travelling from Belfast with more choice.”
The new routes are in addition to Aer Lingus Regional’s existing services from Belfast City to Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Glasgow, Exeter and Manchester.
Ellie McGimpsey, aviation development manager at Belfast City airport, added: “Aer Lingus Regional’s base at Belfast City airport has been operational for just over three months and we are thrilled to already see expansion in both the number of routes served by the airline and the frequency of its services.”