Stobart Air launches new route from East Midlands Airport

Stobart Air has announced it will start flying from East Midlands Airport to Belfast on October 1.

The operator of Aer Lingus Regional will offer three daily return flights.

Stobart Air managing director Andy Jolly said: “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 East Midlands Airport, along with our partners, Aer Lingus we are pleased to establish a base at Belfast City to service flights to East Midlands.

“High frequency day-return flights from East Midlands to Belfast City Airport will cater to all 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 East Midlands from 1 October.”

Phillip Morris, East Midlands Airport’s operations director, said: “We’re delighted that Stobart Air have stepped in to offer our passengers a new service to Belfast. The three daily flights make it easy for people to travel from this region to explore all that Northern Ireland has to offer, whether for a day trip or longer breaks. This announcement is a real confidence boost for our airport and the region as a whole, providing greater connectivity across the UK.”

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