Ireland-based low-cost carrier Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann, began flights between the Irish capital, Dublin and the UK city of Manchester on July 1.
The airline will operate two daily return flights from Dublin Airport to Manchester.
Manchester is a major air travel hub and the third busiest airport in UK in terms of passenger numbers. Aer Lingus Regional also operates flights to Manchester from the Irish cities of Cork and Shannon in addition to Dublin. Nearly 130,000 passengers flew on the airline’s flights between Manchester and Ireland in 2012.
Aer Arann operates nearly 550 flights a week on 27 routes in Ireland, the UK and France.