Connect Airways subsidiary Stobart Air seemingly continues to operate. Norwegian on December 8, 2020 filed for a reconstruction under Norwegian law. From ICAO: With its latest economic impact analysis of COVID-19 now completed, the UN agency for civil aviation has confirmed that international passenger traffic suffered a dramatic 60 per cent drop over 2020, bringing air travel totals back to 2003 levels. [28], On 11 January 2019, Stobart Aviation and Virgin Atlantic formed the Connect Airways consortium to make a takeover bid for Flybe. This process will coexist with the Irish Examinership process. Before you start packing your carry-on baggage, it’s important to understand your options and know what your size and weight limits are. This gave Stobart Group management control of the airline, and prompted speculation that it would exercise its option to increase its 5% stake in Everdeal Limited by a further 27.5% to 32.5%. Breaking News at IrishTimes.com. The group will be known as Esken if shareholders approve the change in a vote on 3 February. It operates scheduled services under the brands Aer Lingus Regional, BA CityFlyer and KLM Cityhopper on behalf of their respective owners. On 17 December 2010, Aer Arann announced that it would be ending its sponsorship of the Galway Gaelic Football team.[59]. [35] Stobart Air itself did not go into administration, and in mid-April Stobart Group announced that it was "reviewing all options" with the administrators, including the possibility of buying back Stobart Air and its sister company Propius Leasing, believing that the two companies have a viable future after the pandemic. Aer Arann now no longer operates from Cork Airport in its own entity but continues to expand its presence at Cork under the Aer Lingus Regional brand. Stobart Air has operating bases at Cork, Dublin and the Isle of Man for Aer Lingus Regional. Operations, using a single Britten-Norman Islander, began in August 1970. All Aer Arann flights continued to operate normally. Stobart Group has said that current Aer Lingus Regional service operator Stobart Air will be sold by the end of February. Aer Arann (styled as Aer Arann Regional) was a regional airline based in Dublin, Ireland. In October 2008, the airline announced that it would be implementing a cost-saving programme, due to the downturn in passenger traffic, which would involve some focus on charter flights and leasing of aircraft and their crews to other airlines. [14], On 8 February 2012, Aer Arann's Chief Executive Paul Schutz resigned, and was replaced by Sean Brogan, the head of Stobart Ireland. [17], On 12 December 2012, Stobart Group exercised its option to increase its 5% shareholding in Everdeal Limited by 27.5% to 32.5%, and acquired a further 12.5% of the company, taking its stake to 45%. It operates scheduled services under the brands Aer Lingus Regional, BA CityFlyer and KLM Cityhopper on behalf of their respective owners. [27], As of April 2018, Stobart Air wet leased two E195s from Flybe. The FTSE 100 adopted a wait and see approach as political events in US grabbed the attention as Donald Trump faces a second impeachment vote later today. The company's press release stated, "we sincerely regret having to suspend these services and the inconvenience that it will cause our loyal customers on both routes. Stobart Air has operating bases at Cork, Dublin and the Isle of Man for Aer Lingus Regional. Stobart Air, operator of Aer Lingus Regional, will base five ATR72-600 aircraft at Belfast City Airport. [4] The airline operated scheduled services on behalf of Aer Lingus Regional. The Carlisle-based aviation and energy infrastructure group sold the Eddie Stobart and Stobart trademarks to Eddie Stobart Logistics back in May, with the name change set to take effect by the end of February. [30] Stobart Air's wet lease operations for other airlines would continue unchanged. In July 2010, Aer Arann confirmed it would end flights between Cork-Belfast and Cork-Dublin from 31 August 2010. Stobart Air is one of Europe’s leading franchise, ACMI and charter aviation specialists, operating flights in countries throughout Europe. [29] The consortium was also to take over Stobart Air, with the aim of creating an integrated carrier operating under a Virgin brand. Galway Airport then confirmed it would have to make redundant 40 staff due to losing the airport's only operator. The airline had three bases in Cork, Dublin and Shannon which operated under the Aer Lingus Regional brand. The Amsterdam service, which was operated by an ATR 72-500, ended on 14 January 2009. Aer Arann 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. In 2008, Aer Arann entered into a franchise agreement with Nex Aviation and introduced service to Amsterdam, Bordeaux, Málaga and Faro, using British Aerospace 146 aircraft during the summer months. Stobart Air is one of Europe’s leading franchise, ACMI and charter aviation specialists, operating flights in countries throughout Europe. [37], Following a competitive tender process, It was announced that Stobart Air had not been successful in retaining the Aer Lingus Regional Franchise. Enter the username or e-mail you used in your profile. This would have enabled it to have a 92.5% controlling stake in the airline. Stobart Air, legally incorporated as Stobart Air Unlimited Company is an Irish regional airline headquartered in Dublin. Source: Stobart Group ... data, insight, knowledge and expertise. Stobart Group, which owns Southend and Carlisle airports and operates Aer Lingus Regional, is to rebrand. In 2008, in recognition of the company's marketing achievements, the Head of Sales and Marketing, Colin Lewis was awarded the All Ireland Marketing Leader of the Year Award by the Marketing Institute of Ireland.[6]. AER Lingus Regional operator Stobart Air has been left reeling from the impact of the coronavirus and the collapse of Flybe, telling staff it needs to slash costs in order to survive. The Stobart Air fleet consists of the following aircraft as of September 2020:[48], The Aer Arann fleet which exclusively operated for Aer Lingus Regional included the following aircraft,[50][51] with an average fleet age of 11.2 years (as of 18 March 2014):[52]. Stobart Air, legally incorporated as Stobart Air Unlimited Company is an Irish regional airline headquartered in Dublin. [18], On 25 January 2013, Aer Arann's Chairman Pádraig Ó Céidigh resigned. This service has since been moved to the less distant Connemara Airport and operates as "Aer Arann Islands". Business Air News is a family of leading business aviation publications: Monthly magazine, weekly news Bulletin, printed Handbooks and online Handbook. In 2002, service to the United Kingdom and Jersey was introduced, followed by service to Lorient and Nantes in Brittany in 2004. [32] The deal was completed on 21 February 2019, despite a last-minute rival bid. [24][25] It was further announced in November 2014 that Stobart Air was also to operate two routes from Cardiff to Edinburgh and Paris-Orly, on behalf of CityJet, from 1 December 2014. As of 2015 it still used Islander aircraft. Aer Arann operated the following aircraft types (in alphabetical order): Eligible Aer Lingus Regional flights earn Avios points for Aer Lingus which are available to spend on upgrades and discounted flights, points can also be earned with other airlines and outlets. Latest News. This would mean Aer Arann would operate on behalf of Aer Lingus Regional with the airline no longer operating routes as its own entity.[16]. The airline employs over 570 people.[3]. (Sharecast News) - Stobart Group has reached agreement with EY - the administrators of Connect Airways - to acquire Stobart Air and Propius, it announced on Monday. Also in 1998, the Irish government awarded the airline the Public service obligation (PSO) route between Donegal Airport and Dublin Airport followed by the PSO route between Sligo Airport and Dublin. [34] Stobart Group swings to interim loss as Covid-19 weighs on air unit 4 November 2020 09:10 Eddie Stobart drives back to profitability The latest route announcements and breaking news from Stobart Air, the UK’s largest haulage group airline serving the UK, Ireland and Europe. This diluted Chairman Pádraig Ó Céidigh's shareholding to 47.5% and Tim Kilroe's shareholding to 7.5%. Concurrently with announcing the Acquisition, Cyrus, Stobart Group and Virgin Atlantic have committed to make available a £20 million bridge loan facility to support Flybe’s ongoing working capital and operational requirements. Stobart Air’s story begins nearly fifty years ago. In 2007, Aer Arann had a turnover of €100 million and passenger numbers in excess of 1.15 million. In January 2010, Aer Arann and Aer Lingus founded Aer Lingus Regional which effectively removed Aer Arann's hubs at Cork and Dublin under the new airline. On 14 March 2012, Aer Arann confirmed it would no longer exist in its own entity from 10 April 2012. Unfortunately however we have an aircraft leaving the fleet and this has an obvious but regrettable impact on our schedule. Stobart Group raises £100m in share offering 5 June 2020 Airline News We are an established partner of world-renowned international airline Aer Lingus, operating its busy Aer Lingus Regional service from Dublin, Cork, Donegal and Kerry. Stobart Air. Stobart Group initially paid €344,000 to Connect Airways administrators EY, the deal is set to be worth over €9.45m. A password reset link will be sent to you by email. [26] The latter two routes have since ceased. [7][8], In October 2010, British logistics company Stobart Group was named as the preferred buyer for the airline, also announcing that the airline would serve London Southend Airport from March 2011 to destinations in Ireland and possibly France and open a base there. [21] Stobart Air was owned by Everdeal Holdings Limited, which was 81% owned by the Stobart Group, 10% by Cenkos Securities, and 10% by Pádraig Ó Céidigh, Aer Arann's former Chairman. Please ensure your carry-on baggage is within the specified allowance. [11][20][12][18][22][23], Stobart Air announced on 25 March 2014, it was diversifying away from operating exclusively for Aer Lingus by enacting a five-year agreement with Flybe to operate six routes in Northern Europe and Benelux from 5 June 2014. AN AIRLINE PILOT flew below the required altitude as he approached Dublin Airport, an air accident report has found. The agreement enables you to book flights through aerlingus.com and all other Aer Lingus sales channels on a range of new services to/from Dublin, Cork and Shannon . From January 2023 a new operator will take over with Emerald Airlines as the preferred option. It represents the Swedish Stobart Group also completed 100% ownership of Propius Holdings Ltd, the aircraft leasing firm through which many of the Stobart Air aircraft are sourced. Scania (GB) has won an order for at least 2,250 trucks from Consortium Purchasing, an operation led by William Stobart, executive chairman of Greenwhitestar Acquisitions (which owns Eddie Stobart, The Pallet Network and iForce), and Allan Jenkinson (owner of A W Jenkinson Forest Products). Stobart Group had an option to acquire complete control of the airline, by increasing its shareholding to 100%. The group are set to rebrand as "Esken", which means to ascend, climb and rise. Air Europa Boeing 737 MAX 8 Jet Story Gulfstream G650 (SP-TOP) Iran Airtour McDonnell Douglas MD-82 Iran Air McDonnell Douglas MD82 Canadian Armed Forces Airbus A310-300 UTT Brunei Sultans Flight Boeing 787-8 Brunei Sultans Flight Boeing 767-200 FSP Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Air Europa Boeing 787-9 (FSP) United Nations Beechcraft 1900D On 6 November 2012, Aer Arann announced it was pulling out of Waterford, as its services had not performed to a "sustainable level". Get up to date with the latest news and stories about the company Stobart Air at The Irish Times. Ó Céidigh and O'Kelly began to expand the airline's routes and fleet, launching scheduled services in 1998. The following routes were operated by Stobart Air for Flybe before it entered administration on 5 March 2020. A full hearing of the company's application took place on 8 September and Aer Arann was in interim examinership under the protection of the Court. [11][12], On 7 April 2011, Aer Arann confirmed it would end its PSO (Public Service Obligation) routes after the Irish Government withdrew funding for the routes, which included Dublin to Galway, Knock and Sligo. [19], On 30 April 2013, Aer Arann's ownership was restructured. Also Stobart Air is in talks with Aer Lingus to extend its franchise agreement beyond 2022. [13], In October 2011, Aer Arann announced it would suspend all services from Galway Airport, axed routes included Galway to Edinburgh, London-Luton, London-Southend, Manchester and Lorient. Stobart Group has announced it will change its name to Esken Limited after two trademarks were sold for £10m. [15], On 2 March 2012, it was confirmed that Aer Arann was in final discussions to transfer all of its own operated flights to the Aer Lingus Regional brand. GreenWhiteStar Acquisitions has reassured members of the Eddie Stobart fan club and shop that it plans a re-launch later this year. The incident happened over Howth as a Stobart Air … After the transition to Aer Club from Gold Circle Club, flying with Stobart Air on behalf of Aer Lingus Regional will earn you Avios with Aer Club. [33], On 5 February 2019, it was announced that Stobart Air would wetlease one of its E195s to KLM Cityhopper to operate four flights daily between Amsterdam and Geneva and four between Amsterdam and Dublin. The airline employs over 570 people. [36], On 27 April 2020, Stobart Group bought back Stobart Air and Propius Leasing from the Connect Airways bankruptcy administrators. Aer Arann is now owned by Everdeal Limited, which at the time became 67.5% owned by Pádraig Ó Céidigh, Aer Arann's Chairman; 27.5% owned by Tim Kilroe, a UK-based businessman; and 5% owned by the Stobart Group, through 35 preference shares of €1 each acquired on 10 November 2010. Stobart Group Ltd (LSE: STOB) is a British infrastructure, aviation and energy company, with operations in the United Kingdom and Ireland.The company is registered in Guernsey but has its operational head office in London England.. Stobart Group Ltd originally started in January 2002 as the Westbury Property Fund Limited, a closed-ended real-estate investment fund. On 18 March 2020, Connect Airways in turn entered administration. Aer Arann was featured in the 1997 romantic comedy, The MatchMaker and in the 2014 film Calvary. Following Norwegian being made subject to the examinership process in Ireland on December 7, 2020 the company now wants to enter into a supplementary Norwegian reconstruction process. Aer Arann had operated flights on the Cork to Dublin route since 2001 and began service from Cork to Belfast in March 2004 after the demise of the airline JetMagic. Established as Aer Arann 1970, a major refinancing in 2014 was associated with a name change to Stobart Air. Stobart Air, legally incorporated as Stobart Air Unlimited Company is an Irish regional airline headquartered in Dublin. [7] The airline's key routes were to remain unchanged. It must fit inside the gauge units at the airport (including wheels and handles). [20], On 19 March 2014, Aer Arann announced that it would be changing its corporate name to Stobart Air by the end of 2014. The company said the routes were "financially no longer viable". No content was found matching "stobart air".Please try searching again. 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