A new service between Leeds Bradford Airport and Dublin is expected to launch in the new year.
Aer Lingus Regional’s Emerald Airlines will fly up to twice daily from the airport starting April 15, 2022.
The LBA route is one of several regional Aer Lingus flights advertised by Aer Lingus and Emerald Airlines.
In total, Emerald Airlines will operate more than 340 flights per week on 11 routes.
The announcement allows for the reestablishment of services to regional points across the UK including Newquay Cornwall, Exeter and the Isle of Man.
It also adds more than 60 UK-US routes to the Aer Lingus network via Dublin, including routes from UK regional airports to New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Seattle.
Vincent Hodder, Managing Director of Leeds Bradford Airport, said: “This is an exciting new offer to a popular destination for Yorkshires. Emerald Airline is a welcome addition to the LBA combat program and will offer fantastic connectivity between the north of England and Ireland, as well as opening a window of connectivity to North America with pre-clearance offered in Dublin. .
“We are delighted to see a new airline take off and look forward to welcoming Emerald Airline passengers on April 22.”
Lynne Embleton, CEO of Aer Lingus, added: “Today is all about opportunity. Opportunities for our UK customers to easily connect to Aer Lingus flights to North America and take advantage of the US preclearance service.
“Opportunities for customers across the UK and Ireland as we develop the regional Aer Lingus network. And opportunities for the Irish economy and Irish aviation as we expand our hub in Dublin.
“It was a pleasure working with the Emerald Airlines team to accelerate this partnership and start operations ten months ahead of the original schedule.”