Emerald Airlines, headquartered in Dublin at Dublin Airport, is a prominent Irish regional airline that commenced operations in February 2022. Acquiring the role of the operator for the Aer Lingus Regional franchise in August 2021, it ushered in a new era of regional connectivity. This pivotal transition came after the liquidation of Stobart Air, the prior operator. Led by CEO Conor McCarthy, Emerald Airlines exemplifies the dynamic evolution of regional aviation in Ireland.
By March 2023, under the Aer Lingus Regional banner, Emerald Airlines has expanded its wings to various destinations. These include cities across France, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Jersey, and multiple locations within the UK such as England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Notable hubs are Dublin and Belfast-City, connecting vital urban centers and seasonal destinations.
As of September 2023, Emerald Airlines boasts a fleet consisting of ATR 72-600 aircraft. Out of the 17 planes in service, 7 are operated by its subsidiary, Emerald Airlines UK. These aircraft are renowned for their efficiency, making them ideal for regional journeys, ensuring passengers experience both comfort and reliability.
- IATA: EA
- ICAO: EAI
Official site: www.emeraldairlines.com