Irish regional carrier Stobart Air, formerly Aer Arann, has inked a five-year franchise agreement with UK regional carrier Flybe covering two aircraft and six European routes. Stobart Air, which operates franchise flights for Aer Lingus under Aer Lingus Regional branding, said the new contract will create 50 new jobs, taking its total headcount to 420 staff. Under the deal, Stobart Air will base two Flybe-branded ATR 72s at London Southend Airport, which is owned by parent Stobart Group. The ...

Subscribe to Access this Entire Article

"Stobart Air scoops Flybe franchise " is part of ATW Plus, our online premium membership. Subscribing will provide you access to exclusive news, carefully researched airline financial, fleet and traffic data, plus the option to receive our popular, award-winning print magazine. To learn more, click here. If viewing via ATW Mobile, please login and click "Read web article" to view fully. Questions? ATWPlus@penton.com.

Already registered? here.