A preferred bidder has been identified to operate a Public Service Obligations (PSO) funded route from Donegal Airport.
The collapse of Stobart Air on 12 June had resulted in an immediate cessation of Government funded Public Service Obligations (PSO) on vital regional air routes between Dublin and the airports of Donegal and Kerry.
Given the importance of these flights to the regions and the people they serve, the government made a commitment to restore air services as a matter of urgency.
An emergency procurement process to restore these PSO services was launched on 21 June. While the Donegal route will continue to operate as a PSO Government funded route, Ryanair has stepped in to operate the Kerry route on a commercial basis with twice daily flights from the 19th of July.
Donegal Minister Charlie McConalogue commented “Donegal airport is of vital importance to connectivity in Donegal and this announcement is welcome news”