Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann, today announced that the airline will move all services to and from Dublin Airport to Terminal 2 on 1 May, 2013.
The airline will operate all regional routes from Terminal 2 including flights to its popular London Southend, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Manchester destinations.
Up to now, some of Aer Lingus Regional flights have operated from Terminal 1.
The move means that both Aer Lingus Regional services and Aer Lingus mainline services will now operate from the same terminal, making connections easier for customers.
In addition, the move to Dublin airport’s newest terminal will facilitate Aer Lingus Regional customers linking to Aer Lingus’ transatlantic services in Terminal 2 – a significant and growing part of the business.
Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann, has recently added two new destinations to its network. The airline will operate three daily return flights to Birmingham beginning 1 June and two daily return flights to Manchester from Dublin Airport from 1 July next.
The airline will operate up to 32 departures a day from Terminal 2.
Following a 32% rise in passenger numbers in 2012, the airline has also expanded services on four of its existing routes - Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Glasgow - since 31 March this year. Aer Lingus Regional operates 550 flights per week across 24 routes.
The first scheduled services from the new Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport began in 2010 and other airlines operating from the terminal include Emirates, Etihad Airways, Delta, United, US Airways and American Airlines.
Commenting today, Simon Fagan, Chief Commercial Officer at Aer Arann said:
‘We welcome the completion of our move to Terminal 2 where we will join Aer Lingus’ mainline services. Having both Aer Lingus regional and mainline services operating from one terminal will mean a more comfortable and hassle free service for our customers.
‘For Aer Arann, the move to Terminal 2 is a significant step in advancing our ‘new beginning’ strategy, which aims to position the airline among Europe’s top tier of regional airlines.
‘Aer Arann, which also has bases in Cork, Shannon and Ireland West Airport, Knock, aims to double its passenger numbers to over two million over the next five years – having overseen a 32% rise in Aer Lingus Regional passenger numbers in the past 12 months.
‘We look forward to welcoming our customers to Terminal 2.’