Stobart Air

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Stobart Air
Stobart Air logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
RE STK STOBART
Founded 19 March 2014
Operating bases
Frequent-flyer program Gold Circle Club
Fleet size 17
Destinations 25
Parent company Everdeal Holdings Limited
Headquarters Dublin, Ireland
Key people Sean Brogan, CEO
Website aerarann.com

Stobart Air, legally incorporated as Comhfhorbairt (Gaillimh) Limited and formerly named Aer Arann, is an Irish regional airline headquartered in Dublin.[1] 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.

History[edit]

On 19 March 2014, Aer Arann announced that it would be changing its corporate name to Stobart Air by the end of 2014.[2] 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%.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

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] 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[11] which since ceased again.

Destinations[edit]

Stobart Air's (formerly Aer Arann's) headquarters in Dublin
Stobart Air ATR 72-200

operated as Aer Lingus Regional[edit]

British Crown Dependencies
France
Ireland
United Kingdom

operated as Flybe (Franchise)[edit]

England
France
Netherlands

operated for Flybe (Wet Lease)[edit]

British Crown Dependencies
England

Fleet[edit]

Stobart Air ATR 72-600
operated for Aer Lingus Regional

The Stobart Air fleet, operated for Aer Lingus Regional and Flybe, comprises the following aircraft as of 31 March 2016:[12]

Stobart Air fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers Notes
Y Total
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
Total 17

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 that of Aer Lingus.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aer Arann Contact Information." Aer Arann. Retrieved on 12 November 2009.
  2. ^ Aer Arann to change corporate name to Stobart Air. Retrieved on 19 March 2014.
  3. ^ Aer Arann on course despite plans to sell on its aircraft leasing unit. Retrieved on 17 July 2012.
  4. ^ Aer Arann takes off with first of new fleet. Retrieved on 19 May 2013.
  5. ^ Stobart Group Annual Report 2011 Page 68 Note 22. Retrieved on 24 September 2011.
  6. ^ Aer Arann Rises from the Ashes. Retrieved on 25 January 2013.
  7. ^ Authority to look at Aer Arann takeover. Retrieved on 25 January 2013.
  8. ^ Competition Authority clears Stobart acquisition of Aer Arann. Retrieved on 25 January 2013.
  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. ^ "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

External links[edit]

Media related to Stobart Air at Wikimedia Commons