Aer Arann is extending its franchise relationship with Aer Lingus, which will see all of Aer Arann's services between Ireland and the UK, France and the Isle of Man operate under the Aer Lingus regional brand from March 25.

These new routes include those between Dublin and London Southend, Manchester and London Luton and those between Dublin and the Isle of Man and Kerry.

Aer Arann already flies 21 routes under the Aer Lingus Regional brand, including those from Dublin, Cork and Shannon.

Aer Arann said it will continue to assume full operational and commercial responsibility for the services covered by the franchise agreement, with Aer Lingus receiving a franchise fee for providing its brand to Aer Arann.