Ireland’s newest regional airline, Emerald Airlines, has committed to lease four ATR 72-600 aircraft from Nordic Aviation Capital.
Commenting on the announcement, Conor McCarthy, CEO and founder of Emerald Airlines said: “We’re extremely pleased with the outcome of our agreement with Nordic Aviation Capital, and we are really looking forward to receiving this delivery of ATR 72-600s. Over the coming months, we are set to secure additional aircraft, with this agreement bringing us another step closer to that.”
Emerald Airlines has been granted the exclusive franchise for the Aer Lingus Regional route network from January 1, 2023 until the end of 2032. It is working closely with Aer Lingus to evaluate options with respect to an earlier contract start date.
Last month Emerald Airlines received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Irish Aviation Authority, proving its fitness-to-fly capability.