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1st March 2010: Aer Arann has announced a significant expansion to its network with the launch of four new routes going on sale today to the UK direct from regional Irish airports.

In Kerry, Aer Arann is re-introducing its Manchester link, operating four days per week from May 20th. The move sees the return of Aer Arann to Kerry Airport to due to popular demand.

 The airline has also launched two new services from City of Derry to Manchester and Edinburgh, both also due to begin operating from May 20th. The Manchester service will operate seven days per while the Edinburgh service will operate six days per week. In addition, the current City of Derry-Dublin service will now operate at the earlier time of 7.40am arriving in Dublin at 8.30am offering significantly better onward connecting options for passengers as well as earlier access to the city.

 In Donegal, the current Glasgow Prestwick service has been replaced by a direct service to Glasgow Airport, again to facilitate customer demand. Glasgow Airport is just 7 miles from the city and flights will begin operating from March 28th.

 Welcoming the new routes, Aer Arann Corporate Affairs Director Andrew Kelly said: “We are delighted to introduce these new and returning links to Scotland and the North of England direct from regional airports in the North and South of the country. The routes are proof of our commitment to serving these regions as well as a sign of our growth in the Irish and UK markets. We have listened to our customers and responded to their needs and we look forward to welcoming both these existing and new passengers on our services in the coming months”.

 This is the latest development for Aer Arann following the recent announcement that the airline has signed a franchise agreement with Aer Lingus to operate 12 routes between Ireland and the UK under the brand “Aer Lingus Regional”. The airline has also announced new services from Kerry to Manchester and from Donegal to Glasgow.

 All new UK fares are now on sale from €39 one way including taxes. For further details on schedule times, great value special offers and to make a booking visit

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