Inishmore Aerodrome

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Inishmore Aerodrome

Aeradróm Inis Mór
Airport typePrivate
OperatorÚdarás na Gaeltachta Na Forbacha
ServesInishmore, Aran Islands,
County Galway, Ireland
Elevation AMSL24 ft / 7 m
Coordinates53°06′25″N 009°39′14″W / 53.10694°N 9.65389°W / 53.10694; -9.65389
IOR is located in Ireland
Location of airport in Ireland
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 490 1,608 Bitumen
Source: Ireland AIS[1]
Map of the Aran Islands

Inishmore Aerodrome (IATA: IOR, ICAO: EIIM) is located 1 nautical mile (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) southeast of Kilronan (Irish: Cill Rónáin), a town on the island of Inishmore (Irish: Inis Mór), one of the Aran Islands off the coast of County Galway in Ireland.[1] It has one paved runway designated 14/32 which measures 490 by 18 m (1,608 by 59 ft).[1]

Service to Connemara Airport is provided by Aer Arann Islands,[2] an airline which also serves the other Aran Islands: Inisheer (Irish: Inis Oírr) and Inishmaan (Irish: Inis Meáin).

In 2018, the airline announced its intention to cease operations at the airport,[3] but an agreement was reached to continue the service,[4] and the service continued to operate as of 2020.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Aer Arann Islands Connemara, Inisheer, Inishmaan


Annual passenger traffic at IOR airport. See Wikidata query.
Passenger numbers
Year Passenger numbers % Change YoY
2013 12,393
2014 11,491 Decrease 7.3%
2015 12,071 Increase 5.0%
2016 12,667 Increase 4.9%
2017 9,335 Decrease 26.3%
2018 8,814 Decrease 5.6%
2019 8,831 Increase 0.2%
2020 5,020 Decrease 43.2%


  1. ^ a b c Aerodrome Information - VFR Aerodromes and Heliports Archived 2011-06-15 at the Wayback Machine. Aeronautical Information Service of the Irish Aviation Authority. Effective 2008.
  2. ^ Aer Arann Islands
  3. ^ Siggins, Lorna (6 June 2018). "Aer Arann to quit contract for Aran Islands two years ahead of time". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Agreement reached in Aer Arann dispute". RTÉ News. 20 December 2018.
  5. ^ McMahon, Conor (19 January 2020). "Aer Arann Islands lands in new hands". The Times.

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