Emerald Airlines has announced a new service linking Belfast City with the Isle of Man.

The route will start on April 24 and operate four times per week before increasing to six times weekly in the peak summer season.

The Irish carrier, which has a franchise agreement with Aer Lingus, launched its first flights in February 2022 and marked its millionth passenger milestone in January this year.

The Belfast City-Isle of Man route will operate under the Aer Lingus Regional brand and mark the 13th of its kind from Belfast City airport. This summer will also see the airline operate new routes from Belfast to East Midlands, Jersey and Newquay.

Commenting on the announcement, Conor McCarthy, executive chairman at Emerald Airlines said:

“We are delighted to be bolstering our Belfast City schedule by adding a new link between Belfast and the Isle of Man. We look forward to continuing to grow our services, providing more options for those travelling to and from Belfast.”

Earlier this year, the airline added over 15,000 seats across its existing network from Belfast and is progressively bolstering its schedule, adding 200,000 extra seats this summer.

aerlingus.com, emeraldairlines.com