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Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann, has announced it will add extra return flights from Edinburgh and Glasgow to Dublin to cater for additional demand during the St. Patrick’s Day period.


The extra flights, on 16 and 18 March, next come as new figures from Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann, show that the airline flew over 370,000 passengers between Scotland and Ireland last year.


This St. Patrick’s Day, for the first time ever, almost 6000 visitors from abroad will march in the People’s Parade in this year’s St. Patrick’s Festival as part of the Gathering Ireland 2013.


The airline has added six additional flights to its schedule which operates three daily return flights from Edinburgh and Glasgow to Dublin Airport.


Commenting, Simon Fagan, Chief Commercial Officer, Aer Arann said:


‘We are always looking at ways to improve our customers’ experience by offering more choice, great value and further convenience.


‘We are responding to increased demand by adding extra flights on the Edinburgh and Glasgow routes to Dublin. This move will ensure further choice for our customers flying to Dublin for St. Patrick’s Day and The Gathering celebrations.


‘Edinburgh and Glasgow to Dublin are extremely popular routes on our network for both business and leisure passengers. We continue to see steady growth in traffic on these routes, with over 370,000 passengers benefiting from an easy, efficient and accessible connection between Dublin and Scotland.


‘Equally, Irish passengers flying to Scotland have an option to fly to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen with Aer Lingus Regional.’


Welcoming the news, Jim Miley, Director of the Gathering Ireland 2013 said: “The demand for additional flights that Aer Lingus Regional has experienced can be viewed as a positive indicator that people are responding to this year’s  ‘call to gather’.  We hope that people arriving into Ireland this weekend will enjoy a warm welcome and a unique Gathering experience.”


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