Ireland-based regional carrier Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann, will launch daily flights between Dublin and the UK city of Newcastle from October 24.
The airline will operate at least two daily return flights on the route with a total of 26 return flights scheduled per week. It expects to fly nearly 65,000 passengers on the route annually.
Passengers flying from the US will benefit from the new route by flying to Dublin and connecting to the regional Newcastle flight to reach destinations in the northeast UK.
On the return trip, passengers returning to Dublin for flights to the US benefit from US Customs pre-clearance at Dublin Airport. Air Lingus mainline operates flights to six North American cities – New York, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Orlando and Toronto – from Dublin.
In addition to the announced flights to Newcastle, Aer Arann also commenced flights to Manchester and Birmingham in recent months.
Aer Arann operates about 550 flights per week on 24 routes in Ireland, the UK and France.