Aer Lingus Regional will operate up to three daily return flights from the airport from October 1.
Jane Imrie

Yorkshire airport to strengthen links to Northern Ireland with new route

Leeds Bradford Airport has announced the introduction of a new route to Northern Ireland in the autumn.

Aer Lingus Regional will operate up to three daily return flights from the airport from October 1.

Stobart Air, operator of Aer Lingus Regional, will base five ATR72-600 aircraft at Belfast City Airport.

Stobart Air managing director Andy Jolly commented: “As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Stobart Air has been challenged and we have worked hard over the past number of months to protect our airline and to position us for the future, once restrictions ease and passenger demand increases.

“Working with Belfast City Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport, along with our partners, Aer Lingus Regional we are pleased to establish a base at Belfast City to service flights to Leeds Bradford.

“High frequency day-return flights from Leeds Bradford to Belfast City Airport will cater for both business and leisure travellers for direct, convenient and cost-effective flights.

“We continuously strive to provide our passengers with frequent, convenient and affordable services. We look forward to welcoming our passengers on board this new route from Leeds Bradford from 1 October.”

John Cunliffe, Aviation & Commercial Director for Leeds Bradford Airport, added: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Aer Lingus Regional in launching daily flights to Belfast City Airport from October.

“The connection between the two great cities of Leeds and Belfast is an important one for both leisure and business, with passengers benefitting from the option of returning the same day.

“This route perfectly complements our daily flights to Dublin and we’re looking forward to welcoming passengers to LBA in Autumn.”

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