Aer Arann is betting on a new franchise agreement with Aer Lingus to bring it back to growth The past couple of years have notbeen easy for this small Irish regional carrier, whose origins date back to 1970 as an island-hopping air service between Galway and the three Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. The initial activity still exists and trades as Aer Arann Islands operating from a base at Connemara with three Britten-Norman Islanders, whereas its larger sister carrier Aer ...

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