Emerald Airlines – Ireland’s newest airline, and the exclusive operator of the Aer Lingus Regional network – has celebrated its one millionth customer.
The carrier has reached the 1 million customer milestone less than 12 months since its inaugural flight from Donegal to Dublin.
The lucky Brady Family, travelling on flight EI3304 from Dublin Airport to Southampton were awarded four complementary, round-trip tickets to use anywhere on the Emerald Airlines/Aer Lingus Regional route network.
Born out of a pandemic, the airline began flying on the Dublin-Donegal route on February 26, 2022 and has experienced significant growth ever since.
By summer 2023 it will fly 25 routes; 15 from Dublin and 10 from Belfast, with over 580 flights per week.
Conor McCarthy, executive chairman of Emerald Airlines said: “Today is a tremendous milestone for us at Emerald Airlines. Having only operated our very first flight less than 12 months ago, to have just welcomed our one millionth passenger in such a short timeframe is a really great achievement by the whole team here at Emerald.”
Emerald Airlines recently announced its Summer 2023 Schedule, with over 1.5 million seats on sale this Summer season, with new routes from Belfast to Jersey and Newquay, along with an increase in frequency on popular services including a doubling of seats on Dublin-Southampton and Dublin-Jersey.
In addition, the airline has added more flights on high-frequency routes including Dublin-Glasgow, Dublin-Edinburgh, Belfast-Manchester, Belfast-Birmingham. The new routes and additional frequencies form part of Emerald Airlines’ wider expansion strategy, which will come to fruition over the coming months; seeing the delivery of additional aircraft, adding further capacity, and further increasing frequencies.
Passengers travelling on the Aer Lingus Regional network can also seamlessly connect onto a number of routes on the wider Aer Lingus’ transatlantic network from Dublin Airport.