British Airways’ Embraer 190 aircraft will operate on selected Aer Lingus routes this summer, the Irish carrier has confirmed.
This page confirms that “Between May 28 and September 4, 2016, Aer Lingus partner airline British Airways CityFlyer will operate a number of additional scheduled services, on behalf of Aer Lingus, to select French and Spanish destinations”.
The move will increase capacity by some 12,000 seats on weekend services from Dublin to Lyon, Nice, Perpignan, Bilbao and Santiago de Compostela.
Aer Lingus was bought by BA’s parent company IAG last year (see news August 2015).
Meanwhile BA will offer a weekly service from London City to Aberdeen from May 20 using the Embraer 190.
Flights will depart LCY on Friday at 1900, arriving into Aberdeen at 2030, with the return leg leaving the Scottish city on Sunday at 1730, landing back into London at 1900.