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Aer Lingus Regional adds extra seats for Crunch European Championship qualifier in Dublin


Five additional flights added to Glasgow Dublin route to meet demand

Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, has announced it has added extra capacity on its Glasgow to Dublin route to cater for Scottish supporters travelling to Dublin for the European Championship qualifier game on the 13th June.

The airline will now operate seven outbound flights to Dublin alone for the weekend of the game, and expects to fly up to 1,000 passengers in the three days across its four Scottish routes to Ireland.

The airline has added 700 extra seats to its Glasgow Dublin route which operates up to five daily return flights from Glasgow to Dublin, in addition to two extra return flights from Aberdeen to Dublin to meet demand for the game.

According to Ronan Whitty, Head of Revenue Management at Stobart Air: “We are all extremely excited for the return leg of the Ireland versus Scotland European Championship Qualifier this June.  Last November’s Glasgow fixture proved to be an incredible sporting occasion, thanks to the unique atmosphere created by the two sets of supporters.

“The additional capacity on the route is a direct response to the increased passenger demand for seating in advance of the Dublin fixture.  This move will ensure additional choice and flexibility for our passengers flying to Dublin for this crucial fixture, and will allow many more football supporters the opportunity to visit Dublin and to sample its world famous hospitality.”

Francois Bourienne, Commercial Director at Glasgow Airport, said: “Dublin is an incredibly popular destination for both our business and leisure customers and the European Championship qualifier will no doubt be a huge pull for sporting fans.

“It’s great news that Aer Lingus is putting on additional capacity to transport Glaswegians to this important sporting event and we look forward to working closely with the airline to ensure its continued success at Glasgow Airport.”

For North American bound travellers, Aer Lingus Regional is unique in that it is the only airline operating out of Glasgow Airport that offers connecting services to the transatlantic network at Dublin Airport.  US bound passengers flying with Aer Lingus Regional from Glasgow can save up to two hour’s journey time by connecting through Dublin to complete immigration, customs and security pre-clearance, ahead of their onward journey to the US.

Fares starting from as low as £19.99 one way can be purchased at Aerlingus.com