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Flights to Newquay take off from Belfast City Airport

Louise McGranaghan, Airport Duty Manager, with the crew of Aer Lingus' inagural flight to Newquay.
Louise McGranaghan, Airport Duty Manager, with the crew of Aer Lingus' inagural flight to Newquay.


The first Aer Lingus Regional service to popular UK holiday destination, Newquay Cornwall has taken off from George Best Belfast City Airport today.


Belfast City Airport is the only Airport in Northern Ireland to offer passengers a direct route to Newquay Cornwall Airport, with flights operating on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays throughout the spring and summer.


Louise McGranaghan, Duty Manager at Belfast City Airport commented:


“It is fantastic to see the commencement of flights to Newquay take-off from Belfast City Airport with our airline partner, Emerald Airlines, exclusive operator of the Aer Lingus Regional service.


“Newquay has always been a popular destination for travellers from Northern Ireland and we are pleased to offer passengers a convenient, direct connection to Cornwall and the South of England.


“In recent years, there has been a rise in popularity of those wanting to enjoy the sun closer to home, and as the days get brighter and summer approaches, we expect to see plenty of sun-seeking passengers making use of this route for their next beach getaway.”


Operated by Emerald Airlines, the new route builds onthe Aer Lingus Regional existing portfolio from Belfast City Airport with flights already in operation to Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, and Southampton.


The airline has extensive plans to continue developing its network from its Belfast base, with flights to Isle of Man, Jersey, and Newcastle set to begin in the coming weeks.


Commenting on the announcement, Ciarán Smith, Head of Commercial at Emerald Airlines said:


“We are delighted to be further strengthening our service offering from Belfast City Airport. Newquay Cornwall is a great new addition to our Belfast schedule, commencing just in time for summer. Known as the surf capital of England, visitors will be spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor activities — making it the perfect sun destination from Belfast this summer!”


Passengers can book flights to Newquay now at


Destinations served by the airport –


o Aberdeen

o Amsterdam

o Birmingham

o Bologna

o Bristol

o Cardiff

o Dundee

o East Midlands

o Edinburgh

o Exeter

o Frankfurt

o Glasgow

o Inverness

o Isle of Man

o Jersey

o Leeds Bradford

o Liverpool

o London City

o London Gatwick

o London Heathrow

o London Luton

o Manchester

o Newcastle

o Newquay

o Palma de Mallorca

o Southampton

o Verona

Routes operated by Emerald Airlines under Aer Lingus Regional in Summer 2023 —

From Belfast City




East Midlands *NEW*



Isle of Man *NEW*

Jersey *NEW*

Leeds Bradford


Newcastle *NEW*

Newquay *NEW*



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