Connemara Airport

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Connemara Airport
Aerfort Chonamara
Minna Airport
Aerfort na Minne
Aer Arann EI-CUW Connemara Airport.jpg
Airport type Private
Operator Galway Aviation Services Ltd.
Serves Connemara
Location Inverin, Ireland
Elevation AMSL 70 ft / 21 m
Coordinates 53°13′50″N 009°28′04″W / 53.23056°N 9.46778°W / 53.23056; -9.46778
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 600 1,969 Bitumen
Source: Irish AIS[1]

Connemara Airport (Irish: Aerphort Chonamara)[1] or Connemara Regional Airport[2] (Aerfort Réigiúnach Chonamara[3]) is located at Inverin, in the Connemara region, 15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi) west[1] of the city of Galway. It is also known as Spiddal Airport[4][5][6] or Minna Airport (Aerfort na Minne), a name also used by Minna Airport in Minna, Nigeria.

Aer Arann Islands, a division of Aer Arann, operates Britten-Norman Islander aircraft to the Aran Islands of Inishmore (Inis Mór), Inishmaan (Inis Meáin) and Inisheer (Inis Oírr) off the coast of County Galway in Ireland.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aer Arann Islands Inis Meáin, Inis Mór, Inis Oírr

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 5 July 2007 a Cessna 208 crashed on approach to the airport due to rough weather conditions, killing two and injuring seven. The plane was a charter plane, and was returning from a day trip to Inis Meáin.


  1. ^ a b c Aerodrome Information - VFR Aerodromes and Heliports Archived June 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Aer Arann Islands: About Us
  3. ^ Oileáin Aer Árann: Maidir Linne (Irish)
  4. ^ Hinkelman, Edward G. (2008). Dictionary of International Trade (8th ed.). Tribun EU/World Trade Press. p. 542. ISBN 9788073997595. 
  5. ^ "Airport Codes". U.S. Department of Transportation. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "AIR-PO-IE". Amadeus CRS. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 

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