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Aer Arann Islands is an Irish airline headquartered in Inverin, County Galway.[1]

Aer Arann Islands
Aer Arann Islands logo.png
Founded1970 (Galway)
Operating basesConnemara Airport
Key peoplePádraig Ó Céidigh (Chairman)



Aer Arann Islands was established in 1970 by James Coen and Ralph Langan to provide an island-hopping air service between Galway and the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. Operations, using a single Britten-Norman Islander, began in August 1970. This service has since been moved to the less distant Connemara Airport. Pádraig Ó Céidigh acquired the airline in 1994. As of 2019 it still used Islander aircraft.

In June 2018, the airline announced that it intends to terminate its PSO contract and cease all flights on 6 December 2018, but an agreement was reached to continue the service until 30 September 2019.[2]

Current FleetEdit

Aer Arann Islands Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Britten-Norman Islander BN2A 2 9
Britten-Norman Islander BN2B 1 9
Total 3


Aer Arann Islands destinations

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Contact." Aer Arann Islands. Retrieved on May 15, 2016. "Address: Aer Arann Islands, An Caislean, Inverin, Co. Galway, Ireland."
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