Irish Government to buy Connemara Airport/EICA

The Irish Government is in the final stages of purchasing Aerfort Na Minna/Connemara Regional Airport, at Inviren, County Galway, on the countries west coast, in order to secure long-term connectivity to the Aran Islands.

Aer Arann Islands currently operate from the airport, with a fleet of three BN Islanders, which is 28km west of Galway City, with regular flights to Inis Mór, Inis Meáin, and Inis Oírr out in the Atlantic.

Aer Arann started the service to the islands back in 1970, operating from Oranmore, later moving to Carnmore before setting up at the purpose built airport at Inviren.