Aer Arann Islands

Aer Arann Islands (stylised as aer arann islands) is an Irish airline headquartered in Inverin, County Galway.[1] They operate a three-strong fleet of Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander aircraft to connect the Aran Islands with mainland County Galway.

Aer Arann Islands
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IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded1970 (Galway); 50 years ago
Operating basesConnemara Airport
Fleet size3
HeadquartersConnemara Airport, Inverin, County Galway
Key peopleJarlath Conneely (Managing Director)


Aer Arann Islands was established in 1970 by James Coen, Ralph Langan, Jimmy Codd and Colie Hernon 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 is now based at Connemara Airport and operates between ten and thirty flights to the three Aran islands with an average flight time of eight minutes. As of 2021 Aer Arann Islands prefers the Britten-Norman islander aircraft to provide this service.

As of January 2020 the airline is under new ownership with plans to develop and maintain the levels of service to both island communities and visitors.

Current FleetEdit

Aer Arann Islands BN2B-26 aeroplane

As of March 2022, Aer Arann Islands operate a fleet of 3 Britten Norman BN-2 aircraft.

Aer Arann Islands Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Britten-Norman BN2A 1 - 9
Britten-Norman Islander BN2A 1 9
Britten-Norman Islander BN2B 1 9
Total 3 0


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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