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Bournemouth business and tourism received a welcome boost today as Aer Arann, Ireland’s regional airline announced the addition of a new direct Aer Lingus Regional route from Bournemouth to Dublin as part of the airline’s 2012 summer flight schedule.
The new Dublin-Bournemouth Aer Lingus Regional service will operate 6 times a week; every day except Saturday.
There will be an early evening service from Bournemouth at 4.20pm and an afternoon flight from Dublin at 2.30pm.
These flight times offer a convenient and cost effective service and direct connectivity between Bournemouth and Dublin for business passengers and they are also ideal for midweek or weekend short breaks for leisure passengers.
Commenting on the 2012 summer schedule, Aer Arann’s Director of Corporate Affairs Andrew Kelly said, “Aer Arann is committed to providing its customers with easy, convenientregional connectivity and great value for money. The introduction of this newservice will bring increased visitors to both Bournemouth and Dublin and willsignificantly benefit business travel. We look forward to welcoming ourpassengers on board all of our Aer Lingus Regional services this summer.”
Rob Goldsmith, Managing Director, Bournemouth Airport today said, "Direct flights between Bournemouth and Dublin have always been popular and we are delighted that Aer Arann will start operating this Aer Lingus Regional route from 1st May.
Dublinprovides a wonderful city break destination for people living in our region,while Irish visitors will love a short break to Bournemouth and the spectacular Dorset coastline."
Welcoming today’sannouncement Declan Kearney, Aer Lingus Director of Communications, said, “We are delighted to see the Aer Lingus Regional services go fromstrength to strength and we wish Aer Arann continued success with the operationof its new and existing services for summer 2012.”
Under a franchise agreementbetween the two airlines Aer Lingus Regional flights are operated by Aer Arann using its own ATR aircraft and crew. All franchise flights are sold and distributed through www.aerlingus.com.