Aer Lingus Reigonal will once again do the Dublin- Donegal route from February 26th. The current operator doing the routes contract ends on the 25th February which is planned to be their last flight. Emerald will take over after that.
They currently have 1 registered aircraft: G-CMJN (formerly EI-GZY). I expect more to followEmerald Airways UK (operating as Aer Lingus Regional) have been awarded there UK AOC this evening.
So the Leeds - Belfast flight will be operated by Emerald Airways UK (EAG) whilst the Dublin route will continue to be operated by Emerald Airlines Ireland (EAI)
They currently have 1 registered aircraft: G-CMJN (formerly EI-GZY). I expect more to follow
What advantages does a UK AOC bring with it?As far as I understand Emerald need 5x ATR72's aircraft for the Belfast City based operation.
So expect at least 4x more aircraft to be delivered or transferred from Irish register (EI-,) onto the UK (G-) registration within next few days & weeks to come.
I understand the majority of the Belfast City based crews have already had training and transferred over to the new UK operating company AOC.
What advantages does a UK AOC bring with it?