There's a new name in Irish air travel and they're certain to give Ryanair and Aer Lingus a run for their money
Waterford Airport is back on track.
Ireland's newest airline, Aer Southeast, will offer flights to three UK cities from Monday July 24 and as a result, will mean that Waterford Airport will be resuming their scheduled flights to the UK.
They are registered with the Southeast Airport and according to the Tipperary Star, the company is backed by a mixture of Irish and Scandinavian investors.
We are delighted to announce the resumption of scheduled services to three cities in the UK from July 24 operated by Aer Southeast. pic.twitter.com/0Ib4UMbZWV
— WaterfordAirport (@WATairport) June 19, 2017
The company will fly from Waterford to London Luton, Manchester and Birmingham. Flights to London will operate six times per week while trips to Manchester and Birmingham will only take place three times each week.
Despite the contrast in flying times between London and the other two destinations, ticket prices for all three places start from €79 one-way.
Welcoming the announcement, Desmond O'Flynn, CEO, Waterford Airport, said: “I am delighted that Aer Southeast will resume three scheduled air services to the UK, all of which have proved their worth and their vital importance to the South East over many years.”
He continued: “I am also very pleased to welcome this Scandinavian consortium to Waterford.
We have had detailed discussions with a number of parties since the loss of scheduled services in June last year, but we were very impressed with the aviation experience of the consortium and their commitment to this project."
He concluded, "We look forward to working closely with SkyTruckers [the company behind Aer Southeast], as once again regular and sustainable air links to key cities in the UK are operated over the coming months and years.”