Replacement Aer Lingus Regional schedule in place after Stobart Air collapse

A replacement schedule for Aer Lingus Regional customers has been put in place following the failure of franchise carrier Stobart Air.

Aer Lingus Regional had been operated by Stobart Air but the carrier notified Aer Lingus late on Friday that it was ceasing operations with immediate effect.

Teams across Aer Lingus have been workinglternative flying operations from tomorrow to provide a service for Aer Lingus Regional customers.

Aer Lingus will operate five out of 12 routes immediately impacted for at least this week and BA City Flyer will operate two.

“Alternative operations for the outstanding routes are still being determined,” Aer Lingus said.

“All impacted customers are being contacted directly and offered details of an alternative flight where feasible. All impacted customers also have the option of a full refund.”

Aer Lingus wishes to apologise to Aer Lingus Regional customers who have been affected by Stobart Air ceasing operations.

Aer Lingus will operate the following routes:

Dublin-Edinburgh, Dublin-Manchester, Belfast City-Manchester, Belfast City-Birmingham and Belfast City-Edinburgh.

BA City Flyer will operate Belfast City-Exeter and Belfast City-Leeds Bradford.

Passengers due to travel on the Belfast City-East Midlands, Dublin-Glasgow and Dublin-Newquay routes are being offered alternative flights

Doubts remain over Irish domestic routes from Dublin to Kerry and Donegal.

Aer Lingus was due to replace Stobart Air with a new regional airline next year but it is not clear how quickly it could now start to operate the services.

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