|Founded||19 March 2014|
|Frequent-flyer program||Gold Circle Club|
|Parent company||Everdeal Holdings Limited|
|Key people||Sean Brogan, CEO|
Stobart Air, legally incorporated as Comhfhorbairt (Gaillimh) Limited and formerly named Aer Arann, is an Irish regional airline headquartered in Dublin. It operates scheduled services under the brands Aer Lingus Regional and Flybe on behalf of their respective owners. Stobart Air has operating bases at Cork and Dublin for Aer Lingus Regional and at London-Southend and Isle Of Man for Flybe.
On 19 March 2014, Aer Arann announced that it would be changing its corporate name to Stobart Air by the end of 2014. 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%.
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. It was further announced in November 2014, Stobart Air also was to operate two routes from Cardiff to Edinburgh and Paris-Orly on behalf of CityJet from 1 December 2014 which since ceased again.
operated as Aer Lingus Regional
- British Crown Dependencies
- Rennes (seasonal)
- United Kingdom
- East Midlands
- Liverpool John Lennon Airport (begins 2 May 2016)
- Newcastle upon Tyne
- Newquay (seasonal)
- British Crown Dependencies
- Birmingham - Birmingham Airport
- Liverpool - Liverpool John Lennon Airport
- Manchester - Manchester Airport
The Stobart Air fleet, operated for Aer Lingus Regional and Flybe, comprises the following aircraft as of 31 March 2016:
|ATR 42-300||2||48||48||Operated for Aer Lingus Regional|
|ATR 72-200||1||70||70||Operated for Flybe franchise|
|ATR 72-500||2||72||72||Wet leased to Flybe|
|ATR 72-600||12||72||72||Operated for Aer Lingus Regional|
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.
- "Aer Arann Contact Information." Aer Arann. Retrieved on 12 November 2009.
- Aer Arann to change corporate name to Stobart Air. Retrieved on 19 March 2014.
- Aer Arann on course despite plans to sell on its aircraft leasing unit. Retrieved on 17 July 2012.
- Aer Arann takes off with first of new fleet. Retrieved on 19 May 2013.
- Stobart Group Annual Report 2011 Page 68 Note 22. Retrieved on 24 September 2011.
- Aer Arann Rises from the Ashes. Retrieved on 25 January 2013.
- Authority to look at Aer Arann takeover. Retrieved on 25 January 2013.
- Competition Authority clears Stobart acquisition of Aer Arann. Retrieved on 25 January 2013.
- Flybe agreement to bring 60 new jobs to Southend Airport. Retrieved on 29 March 2014.
- . Retrieved on 10 June 2014.
- "Latest Register and Monthly Changes". Irish Aviation Authority. 31 October 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015. Aircraft registered to ELIX ASSETS 7 LIMITED and COMHFHORBAIRT (GAILLIMH), STOBART AIR
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