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Irish Airline Aer Lingus Regional has announced the introduction of new routes from Cornwall to Belfast as well as plans to make travel to North America through Dublin more accessible.

More flight options

The summer of 2023 is set to open doors for citizens of Cornwall and surrounding areas as people will be able to book direct flights to Belfast for the first time. Aer Lingus has also confirmed that the airline’s Dublin service will increase from three/four times a week to daily, meaning that there will be more connections from Cornwall to America and Canada. Prospective fliers will now have a network of 16 routes that they can take, all via a smooth connection. Some destinations include New York, Toronto, Boston, Cleveland and Ohio.

Additionally, passengers will be able to complete US immigration pre-clearance before arriving in the US, making for a much smoother and swifter transition into the country.

A positive response

Amy Smith, Head of Commercial at Cornwall Airport Newquay said, “We expect fantastic results from both routes next year due to the enhancement of destination options available…” She then went on to highlight the incredible growth opportunity for Cornish tourism industries: “The new routes also increase opportunity for overseas markets to reach us with ease.”

Head of Dublin’s Emerald Airlines, Ciarán Smith, also voiced their joy at the news, “We have been very pleased with the feedback we’ve received since commencing our Dublin-Newquay service, and believe Belfast-Newquay is a great new connection for both business and leisure travellers”.

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