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Emerald Airlines to launch new Southampton - Dublin service

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Emerald Airlines, exclusive operator of Aer Lingus Regional, has announced increased capacity with new daily flights from Southampton Airport to Dublin.

The route will take off from October 30 and is part of the airline’s increased capacity for this upcoming winter.

The new route forms part of Emerald Airlines’ wider expansion strategy, which will come to fruition over the coming months; seeing the delivery of five additional aircraft, adding further capacity, and increasing frequencies.

Commenting on the announcement, Ciarán Smith, Head of Commercial at Emerald Airlines said: “After a very successful summer season, we are delighted to be upping our frequencies and adding new routes out of Dublin to/from Southampton. With convenient timings and cost-effective flights, we strongly believe these connections will be warmly welcomed by both business and leisure travellers. We look forward to a busy winter ahead!

The ATR72-600 forms the backbone of Emerald Airlines' growing fleet, with the average age of aircraft being six years. The ATR72-600 is the latest generation of turboprop aircraft combining unmatched environmental and economic performance. These ultra-low fuel burn aircraft emit up to 40% less CO₂ on these short, regional flights.

Steve Szalay, Operations Director at Southampton Airport, said: “This is brilliant news and we welcome this additional service from Aer Lingus Regional’s operator Emerald Airlines, which will complement the Belfast City service launched by the airline in July this year.”

With fares starting at £39.99*, passengers can book tickets now at

*Each-way as part of a return trip