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Conor McCarthy, founder and chief executive of Emerald Airlines, and Aer Lingus chief strategy and planning officer Reid Moody after the signing of a 10-year franchise agreement that will see Emerald Airlines operating Aer Lingus Regional flights. Photograph: Eoin McGirl/Aer Lingus

Emerald Airlines chief executive Conor McCarthy hopes the carrier will fly two million passengers a year on the Aer Lingus regional routes that it is (...)

Loganair commercial director Kay Ryan said he expected “strong interest” from passengers in Aberdeen “who are eager to spend time in Ireland”.

Loganair is to begin a new service between Dublin and Aberdeen, beginning in September. The new route will operate four times a week from September (...)

Aer Lingus said that it would fly six routes previously operated by its partner until at least August 31st. Photograph: PA Wire

Aer Lingus and BA CityFlyer will take over a total of 10 routes hit when Stobart Air folded at the weekend, the Irish carrier confirmed on Thursday. (...)

Former Stobart Air pilots in the front row of members of the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association during a protest at the Department of Health. Photograph: Alan Betson

Stobart Air workers fear for their long-term employment prospects following the loss of their jobs at the weekend. Pilots, crew and other staff heard(...)

Aer Lingus regional route operator Stobart Air: traded profitably until Covid-19  struck, severely limiting air travel.

Aer Lingus is likely to receive a penalty payment following the failure of its regional partner, Stobart Air, at the weekend. Stobart Air, which oper(...)

Aer Lingus has confirmed it is ready to fly the Dublin-Kerry route, subject to securing an appropriate public service obligation deal with the Government. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Several airlines including Aer Lingus could bid for public service routes linking Dublin with Donegal and Kerry that were halted when Stobart Air fold(...)

The High Court has appointed Deloitte partners Ken Fennell and Mark Degnan as provisional liquidators to Stobart Air, which ceased trading at the weekend. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Aer Lingus will fly five routes from Dublin and Belfast to Britain until “at least” mid-July following the failure of its regional carrier, Stobart Ai(...)

Stobart Air is owned by British aviation and energy group, Esken. It operated the Aer Lingus Regional network and flew passengers from regional airports in Britain, including Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester, to the Republic. File photograph: iStock

Why has Stobart Air closed? It is hard to overstate the scale of the crisis that has hit the aviation sector over the last 15 months. While big airli(...)

Aer Lingus is considering operating some of its regional flights directly after 15 months of tough Government travel curbs forced its partner, Stobart Air, out of business. Photograph Bryan O’Brien

Covid restrictions and a struggle to find a buyer for the business saw Aer Lingus’s regional flights partner, Stobart Air, collapse of the weekend. S(...)

Stobart Air has held the Aer Lingus Regional contract since 2011.

Stobart Air’s majority owner Esken has reached a deal with Isle of Man group Ettyl to sell the airline. The company announced this morning it had r(...)

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