Emerald Airlines has announced two routes from Dublin airport to Liverpool and Brittany, as part of the carrier’s franchise agreement with Aer Lingus.

The airline will operate 11 flights per week between Dublin and Liverpool from April 27, departing Dublin at 1115 (daily) and 1430 (Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday), and returning from Liverpool at 1315 (daily) and 1555 (Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday).

Meanwhile the Dublin-Brest service will operate twice weekly (Tuesday and Saturday) from May 20.

Aer Lingus Regional will compete with Ryanair on the Dublin-Liverpool route – there are currently no nonstop flights between Dublin and Brest.

Commenting on the news Claude Arphexad, Director at Brest Airport said: “We are very happy to welcome the Emerald company to Brest airport and very proud to be their first destination in France. Dublin was a highly anticipated destination; we are delighted to be able to offer it to Bretons this summer.”

Emerald Airlines marked its millionth passenger milestone in January this year, and recently announced a new service linking Belfast City with the Isle of Man.

Emerald Airlines announces Belfast City-Isle of Man route for Aer Lingus Regional