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Increased frequency to Irish destinations from Edinburgh

Aer Arann today announced its summer 2012 Aer Lingus Regional flight schedule which will see increased frequencies on its Edinburgh-Shannon and Edinburgh-Cork services from 25th March.

Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann has a strong presence at Edinburgh Airport from where it will operate almost 40 weekly direct flights to three key Irish destinations, Dublin, Cork and Shannon, this summer. Flights are available for booking on www.aerlingus.com  

Launched just last year in March 2011, the Aer Lingus Regional Edinburgh-Shannon service which is operated by Aer Arann will increase from 5 per week to a daily service for summer 2012. Likewise the Aer Lingus Regional Edinburgh-Cork flights will increase from 7 to 11 services per week operating twice daily on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and once daily on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Commenting on the 2012 summer schedule, Aer Arann's Director of Corporate Affairs Andrew Kelly today said, "As the first anniversary of our Edinburgh-Shannon service draws near, we are delighted to increase the frequency of our Edinburgh-Shannon and Edinburgh-Cork services while maintaining three flights daily on our Edinburgh-Dublin service. We are confident that these enhanced timings will offer our customers even better regional connectivity and greater value this summer."

"With our Aer Lingus Regional services which are operated under a franchise agreement with Aer Lingus, Aer Arann remains committed to regional connectivity and to promoting tourism by providing the most direct and easy links between Scotland and Ireland." he continued.

Jim O'Sullivan, Managing Director, Edinburgh Airport, said: "We're truly delighted to be working with Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann to grow the services between Edinburgh and Ireland. We know that the demand is there and we look forward to further developing the offer for our passengers between these great communities", he concluded.

Welcoming today's announcement Declan Kearney, Aer Lingus Director of Communications, said, "We are delighted to see the Aer Lingus Regional services go from strength to strength and we wish Aer Arann continued success with the operation of its new and existing services for summer 2012."

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