Breaking: New UK routes announced for Waterford Airport

Noel Dundon

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Flying

You can now fly to London Luton, Birmingham and Manchester from Waterford Airport.

Three cities will now be served from July 24th making Waterford Airport very attractive for visitors to Manchester, London and Birmingham by the new airline Aer Southeast.

Waterford Airport today announced the resumption of scheduled services to three cities in  the UK beginning on Monday, July 24 with an inaugural service to London Luton at 7.15am.

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 and the backing of Irish and Scandinavian investors. The service will use a Saab 340 aircraft that will be based at Waterford Airport.

Bookings can be made for London Luton via the Waterford Airport website,www.flywaterford.com as well as the direct link www.aersoutheast.com, from 9am tomorrow (Tuesday, June 20). 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 and social media accounts.

Aer Southeast will operate:

Six flights a week to London Luton with operating days and departure 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 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 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.”