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New Aer Lingus Regional service Dublin-Newquay takes off

Dublin-Newquay route, operated by Emerald Airlines, restabilises connectivity to Dublin and onwards to the US and Canada

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29th April, 2022 -- Cornwall Airport Newquay celebrates the launch of the new Aer Lingus Regional service between Dublin and Newquay, with the first flight having departed Newquay earlier today. Operated exclusively by Emerald Airlines, the new Aer Lingus Regional route between Dublin and Newquay will commence with 4 flights per week, operate year-round, and connect seamlessly with Aer Lingus’ transatlantic network from Dublin Airport. 

The new route will facilitate onward connectivity from Newquay to North America; New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and Toronto. Passengers flying into the US can avail of US Immigration Pre-clearance at Dublin Airport, skipping any lengthy immigration queues stateside.

Touching down at Newquay, the new Aer Lingus Regional route, exclusively operated by Emerald Airlines, from Dublin was met with much excitement, and all arriving passengers on today’s inaugural flight were met with good Cornish hospitality and each greeted with some Cornish goodies.

Commenting from Newquay today, Sam O’Dwyer Managing Director at Cornwall Airport Newquay said: “We’re delighted to welcome Emerald Airlines as our first new airline to Newquay this year and to be operating this very popular route between Ireland and Cornwall. It’s a welcome sight to see Aer Lingus Regional here at Newquay and we look forward to working with Emerald Airlines to develop the partnership further in the coming years.

“This hugely popular route between Dublin and Newquay will undoubtedly be welcomed on both sides of the Celtic Sea.”

Commenting on the announcement, Ciarán Smith, Head of Commercial at Emerald Airlines said: “We are very pleased to be operating this route between Cornwall and Dublin, which we have no doubt will be a popular one. For those passengers planning holidays over to the US or Canada from Cornwall – it has never been easier, thanks to the seamless connection provided by Aer Lingus when passengers land into Dublin. We look forward to working both with the team at Cornwall Airport Newquay and our partners in Aer Lingus to ensure the success of this route.”  

Aer Lingus Regional flights will be operated by the ATR72-600, 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.

With fares starting at £34.99*, passengers can book tickets now at 

*One-way as part of a return trip