Flights resume from Waterford Airport
Today it has been announced that scheduled flights will resume from Waterford Airport on Monday the 24th of July with three services to Manchester, Birmingham and Luton.
The first flight will leave Waterford for Luton on Monday the 24th of July at 7.15am
The services to London Luton, Manchester and Birmingham will be operated by a new airline, Aer Southeast.
There will be six flights a week to London Luton (Sunday to Friday), three flights to Manchester (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) and 3 times a week to Birmingham (Monday Tuesday and Thursday). Fights will start from as little as €79 one way!
Flights will be operated by Aer Southeast which is a newly formed company based and registered in Waterford.
Waterford Airport has been on the search for the past year for a new carrier after VLM stopped its scheduled flights just over a year ago. The proximity of the airport to Waterford City and its ample parking made Waterford Airport a favourite with local business people and tourists alike.
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.”