Wednesday, 8th August 2012
Aer Lingus Regional service from Waterford Airport organised a media trip to Manchester recently attended by representatives of the local press and radio from Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny and Carlow. Local PR company Bance Nolan were involved in the organisation with Ann Power and Aoife Donohoe, Aer Arann playing a prominent role. Also in attendance was Graham Doyle, CEO of Waterford Airport.
The visit was organised in cooperation with visitmanchester.com and included a walking tour of the city and a music trail which included the site of one the world famous punk and indie rock icons of the world located in Little Peter Street, Manchester. The visit also involved a trip to Old Trafford to view the Team Great Britain clash with Senegal which ended in a 1-1 draw.
The walking tour of the city brought the visitors to the Little Ireland site which was the base for tens of thousands of impoverished Irish in the mid 1840's.
The connections between Manchester and Ireland go way back and obviously it goes without saying that there is a strong Manchester United support base in Waterford. It was interesting to note the esteem in which John O'Shea and Roy Keane are still held in this football conscious city.
Waterford Manchester service
The Aer Lingus Regional Waterford to Manchester service, operates once daily six days per week.The morning service departs Waterford at 11.30am while the afternoon service from Manchester departs at 1.10pm (every day except Saturday).Flights start from €39.99 one way including taxes and are available for booking on http://www.aerlingus.com.
Aer Lingus Regional Waterford Services Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann has a strong presence at Waterford Airport providing services on 3 routes including Manchester, London Southend and London Luton.
The Aer Lingus Regional Waterford flight schedule is as follows:
No. Route Frequency
1. Waterford Manchester-Once daily (except Saturdays)
2. Waterford – London Southend -Twice daily (once daily on Saturdays)
3. Waterford – London Luton Once daily
About Aer Lingus Regional
Aer Lingus Regional is operated by Aer Arann under a franchise agreement between Aer Arann and Aer Lingus. Aer Arann and Aer Lingus recently announced the expansion of this franchise agreement, under which all Aer Arann services now operate under the Aer Lingus Regional brand.
Aer Arann continues to assume full operational and commercial responsibility for the services covered by the franchise agreement, with Aer Lingus receiving a franchise fee in recognition for providing its brand and product suite to Aer Arann.
Going forward, Aer Arann aims to continue to improve and develop the Aer Lingus Regional franchise focusing on increasing passenger numbers and new route development.
The airline's fleet consists of four ATR 42s and eight ATR 72s. With headquarters located in Dublin, the airline is renowned for its excellent customer service. Its bases are located in Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Waterford and London Southend. Aer Lingus Regional services are available for booking on http://www.aerlingus.com.
The Manchester part of the visit was in the superb hands of info; visitManchester.com
Manchester is quite a beautiful city with a long and proud industrial heritage. The people are friendly and people from the Waterford region interested in visiting are advised to log on to their website for a comprehensive rundown on all the local attractions.
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