Aer Lingus will fly five routes from Dublin and Belfast to Britain until “at least” mid-July following the failure of its regional carrier, Stobart Air.
The airline confirmed the move on Monday as the High Court appointed Deloitte Ireland partners, Ken Fennell and Mark Degnan, as provisional liquidators to Stobart Air, which ceased trading at the weekend.
Aer Lingus said it would fly five routes, Dublin to Edinburgh and Manchester, and Belfast City Airport to Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester, until at least July 19th.
BA City Flyer has already said it would operate Belfast City to Exeter and Leeds Bradford. Both Aer Lingus and BA are part of International Airlines Group.
Meanwhile, the Government is hopeful of re-establishing publicly-subsidized air routes between Dublin and regional airports in Donegal and Kerry before the wider reopening of international travel on July 19th.