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Stobart Air is announcing plans to spend €13.8 million on expanding its fleet on foot of winning public-service contracts in January.

Contract airline Stobart Air is spending almost €14 million on boosting its fleet after winning State-funded deals to fly services between Dublin and (...)

Stobart Air’s Graeme Buchanan (L), pictured with Warwick Brady, chief executive of the Stobart Group. Photograph: Maxwells Dublin

Aer Lingus Regional is on track to fly over 86,000 passengers on its Donegal to Dublin and Kerry to Dublin routes this year, it said on Tuesday. In (...)

Drone disruption at British airports is becoming a severe problem, with 70 incidents in 2016 and 33 so far in 2017, according to the UK Airprots Board. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

A drone spotted in the sky near Gatwick airport on Sunday evening prompted the closure of a runway and led to several flights being diverted nearly 13(...)

Anne Rendall, the millionth passenger of the Orkney Inter-Isles service and Loganair Inter-Isles Air Service Captain, Alex Rendall. Photograph: Ken Amer/Loganair/PA Wire

The world’s shortest flight, which can take less than a minute, has celebrated its millionth passenger. The 1.7-mile hop between Westray and Papa W(...)

Loganair’s millionth passenger, Anne Randall, frequently uses the service for work.  Photograph: Ken Amer/Loganair/PA

The world’s shortest flight, a short hop between two islands off Scotland, celebrated its millionth passenger on Monday. The 2.7km (1.7-mile) flight b(...)

The approved funding brings the total financial support by the Exchequer under the Regional Airports Programme to just under €13 million in 2014

More than €2 million in funding is to be given to regional airports to compensate them for costs incurred in providing core services that cannot be fu(...)

Stobart Air, the former Aer Arran, has won the contracts to operate the two routes

Regional air services from Donegal and Kerry to Dublin will continue to be subsidised for the foreseeable future, the Minister for Transport Pascal Do(...)

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