Ireland's newest airline will facilitate North-West with daily flights to capital
The launch of Ireland's newest airline took place this week with an inaugural flight from Donegal to Dublin.
Emerald Airlines will facilitate the North-West region with daily flights to the capital, with Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton, marking its commencement on Friday February 25.
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The flight is reportedly part of government-funded Public Service Obligation (PSO) air services between the two county's airports.
An honour to be on the inaugural flight of the new Government funded PSO route connecting @DonegalA to @DublinAirport & beyond ✈️ Four flights each day with Emerald Airlines operating under the @AerLingus Regional brand. An important day for the North-West region! @McHughJoeTD pic.twitter.com/RbuisUVcFU— Hildegarde Naughton (@1Hildegarde) February 26, 2022
Minister Naughton said, "I would like to wish Emerald Airline’s every success in operating and growing this route and providing the people and businesses in the North-West with daily air services to Dublin to attend medical and other important appointments as well as supporting the economy and tourism in the region."
According to the minister, the airline's launch marks a government commitment to ensuring continued connectivity to the North-West for the next three years.
She said, "Emerald Airlines will operate the public service obligation air service, under the Aer Lingus Regional brand, facilitating return trips from Donegal within the day, and further international connectivity from Dublin airport through Emerald Airline’s partners."
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