Emerald Airlines has launched its latest route as part of the carrier’s franchise agreement with Aer Lingus.

The Dublin-Newcastle route operates under the Aer Lingus Regional brand, with five flights per week (Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday), departing Dublin at 0920 (1020 on Sundays), and returning from Newcastle at 1100 (1200 on Sundays).

Newcastle airport also said that customers travelling to Dublin would be able to “seamlessly connect onto Aer Lingus’ North American network, with connections from the North East via Dublin to New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Toronto”.

Aer Lingus Regional joins Ryanair on the Dublin-Newcastle route – the low-cost carrier recently launched a base at Newcastle, with new routes to Chania, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Krakow, Menorca, Milan, Paphos, Riga and Zadar this summer.

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Commenting on the news Ciaran Smith, head of commercial at Emerald Airlines, said:

“We’re delighted to commence our services between Newcastle International and Dublin, right in time for the pent-up summer demand.

“This new route will increase connectivity between the two regions and allow customers to travel seamlessly to Dublin and onwards to North America.

“We look forward to working with the team at Newcastle International Airport in ensuring the success of this new route.”

aerlingus.com, newcastleairport.com