Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, launched the first flight on its new route from Dublin to Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield in the UK.
The addition of the Dublin to Doncaster Sheffield route brings to 26 the number of routes served by Aer Lingus Regional for the summer season, and follows the recent introduction of the Dublin to Newquay route and will be followed by Birmingham to Shannon next month.
The new route will operate five times weekly.
Doncaster passengers flying to Dublin will be able to connect to Aer Lingus’s transatlantic services to New York, Boston, Chicago and Toronto. Dublin Airport offers U.S. bound passengers immigration and customs preclearance services, meaning that there are no border checks upon arrival in the United States, thereby avoiding potentially long queuing times.
Dublin and Shannon are the only airports in Europe to offer this service.
All flights to and from Doncaster Sheffield will operate from Aer Lingus’ hub at Dublin Airport’s new Terminal 2.
This summer Aer Lingus Regional will operate 640 flights per week across 27 routes in Ireland, the UK and France.