British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) will launch a seasonal London Gatwick-Dublin International service over the 2024 Northern Hemisphere summer using an ATR72-600 wet-leased from Emerald Airlines (Ireland) (EA, Dublin International).

According to schedules data, the aircraft will operate the flights between May 20 and September 29, inclusive, with twice-daily returns on weekdays and one roundtrip per day at weekends.

Currently, Ryanair (FR, Dublin International) is the only scheduled passenger operator servicing the route after Aer Lingus (EI, Dublin International) quit the sector in March 2024, consolidating its London operations at London Heathrow.

Emerald Airlines operates a fleet of ten ATR72-600s, all currently tasked to franchise flying under the Aer Lingus Regional brand. It will become the third operator of ATR - Avions de Transport Régional turboprops at Gatwick after Aurigny Air Services (GR, Guernsey), which flies the Gatwick-Guernsey route, and Eastern Airways (T3, Humberside), which operates scheduled services between Gatwick and Newquay.