It is always good when new routes are opened up, even if they are mainly a restoration of previous services. Scotland’s Loganair and Ireland’s Aer Lingus Regional are increasing connectivity.

Loganair already operate from Dublin to Aberdeen, while Aer Lingus Regional serve Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford and Manchester from Belfast City. New services are starting so read on to find out which ones.

New Routes!

Those wishing to visit the highlands of Scotland are in luck. Loganair have just started operating between Dublin and Inverness four times a week on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Flights depart from Inverness at 07:00 while returns leave Dublin at the slightly more reasonable 08:50. All of this started last Friday so they’re in operation now.

Meanwhile, Aer Lingus Regional have added Exeter and Glasgow from Belfast City Airport. In addition to the new routes, frequencies have been increased on Manchester and Birmingham thanks to more new aircraft arriving.

You can book all of the above services on the respective airline websites. You will find the Aer Lingus Regional services are also available to book via British Airways, so members of the Executive Club can keep that in mind.

Overall Thoughts

It is always good to see services being restored, as the demise of the previous franchise operator for Aer Lingus Regional saw many routes lost. Seeing them all coming back thanks to Emerald Airlines operating the flights is very pleasing.

Loganair have been flying from Scotland for many years and connectivity to the north of the country is very handy. Having to get from Edinburgh and Glasgow to the highlands takes some time, so flying in and out directly is far more convenient.

Will you be using the new routes? Have you flown with Loganair or Aer Lingus before? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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