Category Archives: Aer Arann Regional

Aer Arann orders eight ATR 72-600s

Aer Arann (Aer Arann Regional) (Aer Lingus Regional) (Dublin) has ordered eight new ATR 72-600s to replace some of its older ATR 42-300s and ATR 72-200s.

Copyright Photo: Nik French. Named “Aoife”, ATR 72-212 EI-SLL (msn 387) was leased from Air Contractors on April 26, 2010. EI-SLL also displays the updated 2010 livery. 

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Aer Arann paints its first ATR 42 in the Aer Lingus Regional colors

Aer Arann (Dublin) has painted its first ATR 42 in the colors of Aer Lingus Regional. On January 18, 2012 this Aer Arann (Dublin) ATR 42-300 registered as EI-CBK (msn 199) was rolled out at Shannon in full Aer Lingus Regional colors after repainting by Eirtech Aviation. Named “St. Fintain”, EI-CBK is the first Aer Arann ATR 42 to be painted in Aer Lingus Regional colors.

In February 2010 Aer Lingus announced it was entering into a joint venture with Aer Arann to establish Aer Lingus Regional, which would be operated by Aer Arann with a portion of the profits going to Aer Lingus. Aer Lingus took no equity stake in Aer Arann but the deal involved Aer Lingus bulk-buying seats on Aer Arann services. The move allowed Aer Lingus to expand its operations without the need for additional aircraft plus serve airports that cannot handle the Aer Lingus fleet. The agreement covers all former Aer Arann flights from Cork as well as new and existing Aer Lingus flights from Dublin including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff, and Doncaster.

Aer Lingus Regional commenced scheduled operations on March 28, 2010.

Copyright Photo: Malcolm Nason.

Aer Arann Regional to suspend service to Galway for the winter

Aer Arann Regional (Aer Lingus Regional) (Dublin) is suspending its services at Galway Airport in western Ireland for the winter season effective on October 31. The airline intends to operate a normal Galway schedule up to and including the Bank Holiday on Monday, October 31.

The suspended Galway routes will be the Aer Arann Regional flights between the airport and London Southend, London Luton, Manchester, Edinburgh and Waterford.

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Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Please click on the photo for additional information.

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Aer Arann changes its name to Aer Arann Regional as it expands beyond Ireland/UK

Aer Arann (Dublin) is rebranding as Aer Arann Regional as the company continues to expand beyond it traditional Ireland and UK market.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Please click on the photo for additional details.

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