Flights from Waterford Airport to three UK cities to resume on July 24 next

June 19th

WATERFORD AIRPORT today announces the resumption of scheduled services to three cities in the UK beginning on Monday, 24th July next with an inaugural service to London Luton at 7.15 am.

The services to London Luton, Manchester and Birmingham will be operated by a new airline, Aer Southeast, an Irish aviation start-up with registered offices at Waterford Airport, who have very considerable experience in regional aviation, using a Saab 340 aircraft. The aircraft will be based at Waterford Airport.

Bookings can be made for London Luton via Waterford Airport’s website, as well as the direct link, from 9 am tomorrow, Tuesday 20th June. Bookings for Manchester and Birmingham on the Aer Southeast website will be available in the coming days and this will be communicated through the Airport’s website, facebook page and Twitter account.

The new airline Aer Southeast will operate:

Six (6) flights a week to London Luton with operating days and departing times from Waterford as follows:

Monday      Depart at 07h15   Arrive at 08h45

Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday  Depart at 09h30   Arrive at 11h00

Friday and Sunday     Depart at 17h00   Arrive at 18h30

Three (3) flights a week to Manchester, with operating days and departing times from Waterford as follows:

Wednesday     Depart at 14h00    Arrive at 15h15

Friday and Sunday    Depart at 13h00    Arrive at 14h15

Three (3) flights a week to Birmingham, with operating days and departing times from Waterford Airport as follows:

Monday      Depart at 13h00   Arrive at 14h15

Tuesday and Thursday   Depart at 14h00   Arrive at 15h15

These scheduled services will provide people with a wide range of travel options through the whole week, and offer numerous possibilities for onward air travel from any of these UK airports.

A full list of both outgoing and returning flight times is available on the Airport’s website.

Ticket prices to all destinations will 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. 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.”