Aer Lingus Regional, the low cost regional arm of Aer Lingus but now being currently operated by Aer Arann, recently started its new flight operations. Aer Lingus Regional flights began its maiden voyage to Edinburgh utilizing its first brand new aircraft early this May.
The airline will be operating a total of 72 flights every week. Aer Lingus Regional flights to Edinburgh would be operated with the help of a ATR72-600 aircraft, which it received last week in Toulouse, France.
Aer Arann, which is operating Aer Lingus Regional flights to Edinburgh, has ordered a total of eight ATR72-600 aircrafts, of which it has already one aircraft.
Aer Lingus Regional has witnessed a 32 percent increase in its passenger traffic over the past one year. The airline is aiming to double its passenger numbers to over 2 million over the next 5 years. The airline has indicated that it is planning to increase its passenger traffic by 45 percent oj Dublin-Edinburgh route in 2013.