Aer Lingus Regional Celebrates Flying Over One Million Passengers at Belfast City Airport

Aer Lingus Regional Celebrates Flying Over One Million Passengers at Belfast City Airport


Only a few days left to avail of the Black Friday sale, with up to 25% off the entire Regional network. Tickets on sale now at  


 Emerald Airlines, the largest operator out of Belfast City Airport and the exclusive operator of the Aer Lingus Regional network, celebrates a major milestone of flying over one million passengers through Belfast City Airport. This achievement comes less than two years after the carrier's first flight from the Northern Irish Capital.    


Debbie Connolly, travelling on flight EI3652 from Belfast City Airport to Edinburgh was awarded two complimentary, roundtrip tickets to use anywhere on the Aer Lingus Regional route network. 


Commenting on the announcement, Ian Lough, Head of Commercial at Emerald Airlines said: “This marks a significant milestone for us at Emerald Airlines. We began operating from Belfast City Airport less than two years ago and now to fly our one-millionth passenger in such a short time frame is an achievement we are extremely proud of. We would like to thank our customers, our partners at Belfast City Airport, along with our great team at Emerald Airlines, who have all made this milestone possible.


Since the commencement of our operations from Belfast City Airport, we have successfully developed the leading network connecting Northern Ireland and Great Britain. The success of our investment in the region is evident in the creation of 150 jobs and investing over £300 million to the local economy.” 


Ellie McGimpsey, Aviation Development Manager at Belfast City Airport, said: “Since commencing our partnership with Emerald Airlines in March 2022, we have successfully developed an extensive portfolio of routes that provide essential connectivity from Northern Ireland across the UK.


This celebration is a testament to this partnership, and we are pleased to be able to give both inbound and outbound passengers a fantastic range of destinations to choose from. We look forward to building on our relationship in the coming years and growing our network even further to continue delivering unrivalled convenience.”


Aer Lingus Regional’s bumper Winter 2023 Schedule is well underway, with over 1.1 million seats on sale now. 


There are only a few days left to avail of the Aer Lingus Black Friday Sale, with up to 25% off the entire Regional network. 


This offer is applicable for trips scheduled between December 1st and March 14th, 2024. The sale is now on and will conclude on November 27th.  Tickets on sale now via


Passengers can embrace the festive atmosphere with getaways to Christmas markets in cities such as Isle of Man, Edinburgh, Exeter, or Leeds Bradford.


Football fans can avail of the airline’s services to destinations such as Manchester or Newcastle to watch their favourite teams play throughout the Winter months. 


Operating 12 routes from Belfast City Airport and 15 routes from Dublin, Aer Lingus Regional now serves every corner of the UK. 


Passengers can book flights now via 


Winter 2023:


From Belfast City

Birmingham up to 5x daily

Edinburgh up to 4x daily

Manchester up to 4x daily

Leeds Bradford up to 3x daily 

Southampton up to 3x daily

East Midlands up to 2x daily

Glasgow up to 2x daily

Cardiff Daily

Newcastle Daily 

Exeter up to 5x weekly

Newquay up to 4x weekly

Isle of Man up to 3x weekly


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