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Stobart Air

Stobart Air
IATA ICAO Callsign
RE STK STOBART
Founded 19 March 2014 (Dublin)
Operating bases

As Aer Lingus Regional:

As Flybe:

Frequent-flyer program Gold Circle Club
Fleet size 14
Destinations 25
Parent company Everdeal Holdings Limited
Headquarters Dublin, Ireland
Key people
  • Sean Brogan (Chief Executive)
Website www.aerarann.com
Stobart Air's (formerly Aer Arann's) headquarters in Dublin

Comhfhorbairt (Gaillimh) Limited trading as Stobart Air (formerly Aer Arann) is a regional airline based in Dublin, Ireland.[1] The airline operates scheduled services under the Aer Lingus Regional and Flybe brands. The airline has 3 operating bases at Cork and Dublin operating under the Aer Lingus Regional brand and at London-Southend operating under the Flybe brand. It also formerly operated out of Cardiff for CityJet.

Stobart Air is owned by Everdeal Holdings Limited, which is 45% owned by the Stobart Group; 42% owned by Invesco; 8% owned by Cenkos Securities; and 5% owned by Pádraig Ó Céidigh, Aer Arann's former Chairman. Stobart Group has an option to acquire complete control of the airline, by increasing its shareholding by a further 55% to 100%.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

History

Stobart Air ATR 72-200 (EI-REH) landing at Glasgow Airport, Scotland (2014)

Formation

On 19 March 2014, Aer Arann announced that it would be changing its corporate name to Stobart Air by the end of 2014.[8]

Diversification

Stobart Air announced on 25 March 2014 it was diversifying away from operating exclusively for Aer Lingus by announcing a five-year agreement with Flybe to operate six routes in Northern Europe and Benelux from 5 June 2014.[9][10]

ATR 72-600 (EI-FAT) of Stobart Air on the takeoff run at Bristol Airport, England (2014)

It was further announced in November 2014, Stobart Air was to operate two routes from Cardiff to Edinburgh and Paris-Orly on behalf of CityJet from 1 December 2014.[11]

Destinations

Aer Lingus Regional routes:

Flybe routes:

Fleet

ATR 72 in Aer Lingus Regional colours taxiing at Birmingham Airport, England (2011)

The Stobart Air fleet, which operates for Aer Lingus Regional & Flybe, includes the following aircraft,[13][14][15] with an average fleet age of 8.3 years (as of October 2014):[16][17]

Services

Gold Circle Club

Eligible Aer Lingus Regional flights earn Aer Lingus Gold Circle Club points.

In flight services

Stobart Air operates a buy on board programme similar to that of Aer Lingus.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Aer Arann Contact Information." Aer Arann. Retrieved on 12 November 2009.
  2. ^ Aer Arann on course despite plans to sell on its aircraft leasing unit. Retrieved on 17 July 2012.
  3. ^ Aer Arann takes off with first of new fleet. Retrieved on 19 May 2013.
  4. ^ Stobart Group Annual Report 2011 Page 68 Note 22. Retrieved on 24 September 2011.
  5. ^ Aer Arann Rises from the Ashes. Retrieved on 25 January 2013.
  6. ^ Authority to look at Aer Arann takeover. Retrieved on 25 January 2013.
  7. ^ Competition Authority clears Stobart acquisition of Aer Arann. Retrieved on 25 January 2013.
  8. ^ Aer Arann to change corporate name to Stobart Air. Retrieved on 19 March 2014.
  9. ^ Flybe agreement to bring 60 new jobs to Southend Airport. Retrieved on 29 March 2014.
  10. ^ [1]. Retrieved on 10 June 2014.
  11. ^ CityJet
  12. ^ http://www.flybe.com/timetableClassic/timetable.jsp?selDep=SEN&selDest=FMO
  13. ^
  14. ^
  15. ^ http://www.jethros.org.uk/fleets/fleet_listings/stobart_air.htm
  16. ^
  17. ^ http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/aer-arann-takes-off-with-first-of-new-fleet-29230035.html

External links

  • Official website
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