Stobart Air

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

As Aer Lingus Regional:

As CityJet:

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)
  • Davina Pratt (Chief Operating Officer)
  • Simon Fagan (Chief Commercial Officer)
Website www.stobartair.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, CityJet and Flybe brands. The airline has 4 operating bases at Cork and Dublin operating under the Aer Lingus Regional brand, Cardiff operating under the CityJet brand and at London-Southend operating under the Flybe brand.

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[edit]

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

Formation[edit]

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[edit]

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 1st December 2014.[11]

Destinations[edit]

Further information: Aer Lingus Regional

CityJet franchise routes:


Flybe franchise routes:

Fleet[edit]

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

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

Stobart Air fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers Y Operated for Livery
ATR 42-300 2 44 Aer Lingus Regional 1x Aer Lingus Regional,
1x Plain White
ATR 72-200 2 70 1x CityJet,
1x Hot spare
1x CityJet,
1x Stobart Air
ATR 72-500 2 72 1x Flybe,
1x away on maintenance
Flybe Purple
ATR 72-600 8 1 72 Aer Lingus Regional Aer Lingus Regional
Total 14 1

Services[edit]

Gold Circle Club[edit]

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

In flight services[edit]

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

See also[edit]

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