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Old 24th Sep 2018, 07:41
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virginblue
 
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6 View Post
In June earlier this year, Aer Arann Island who hold the PSO to Inis Mor, Meain and Oirr from Connemara gave notice that they wpuld terminate service in Dec 2018 after a commercial dispute.
3 months ago it seemed like thiscwas just a negotiating tactic to get a bit more cash out of Dublin but 20 staff have now received letters warning things are not looking good

Does anyone think there will not be a new PSO operator ?
After the Galway / helicopter fiasco of a few years ago, is Aer Arann Islands the only potential bidder for a new PSO tender ? If not, who else has access to appropriate aircraft and crew in sufficient numbers and would be a competent candidate to fill the PSO air transport requirements ?
In the past, the German airline operating Islander flights to the Frisian islands in Germany operated a (seasonal) PSO in Estonia.
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