Aer Arann today announced the addition of two new Aer Lingus Regional routes and increased frequencies on nine of its existing routes as it unveiled details of its summer flight schedule. The new routes, which will be operated by Aer Arann under its franchise agreement with Aer Lingus, are Dublin – Bournemouth effective from 1st May and Shannon – Rennes effective from 9th June.
The Dublin – Bournemouth service will operate six times a week, every day except Saturday. There will be an afternoon flight from Dublin at 14.30 and an early evening service from Bournemouth at 16.20. Flights start from €29.99 one-way including taxes.
The Shannon – Rennes service will operate as a summer seasonal route from 9th June to 1st September. The weekly flights will depart Shannon every Saturday.
The new schedule also sees the return of the Aer Lingus Regional Dublin – Rennes and Cork – Rennes summer services. The Cork – Rennes flights will increase from one to two per week. Weekly Saturday services will operate from 5th May to 8th September and an additional Tuesday service will operate from 12th June to 4th September.
Similarly, the Dublin – Rennes service will operate weekly on Saturdays from 5th May to 8th September with additional services being added on Tuesdays and Saturdays between 12th June and 4th September. Flights for all Rennes services start from €45.99 one-way, including taxes.
Aer Arann is also re-introducing its Aer Lingus Regional Cork – Jersey service for summer 2012. Flights are available from €45.99 one way including taxes and will operate twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 5th May to 9th September.
In total, Aer Arann will increase frequencies on nine of its Aer Lingus Regional services to the following destinations: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Blackpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Rennes.
The Aer Lingus Regional Dublin – Edinburgh service will increase from 13 to 21 services per week, while Dublin – Glasgow increases from 26 to 30 flights per week.
Aer Lingus Regional services operated by Aer Arann between Aberdeen – Dublin, Blackpool – Dublin and Shannon – Edinburgh have all been increased to a daily service.
From 1st May, in addition to the extra Cork – Rennes flights, services on the Aer Lingus Regional Cork – Manchester routes will increase from 14 to16 per week, Cork – Edinburgh will increase from 7 to 11 services per week, and Cork – Birmingham will increase from 14 to 17 services per week.
The Dublin – Cardiff service will remain at 13 flights per week, but passengers will benefit from improved timings and connections from Dublin to the United States.