The Britten-Norman (B-N) Group yesterday announced the sale of a new B-N2B-26 Islander to the Irish airline, Aer Arann. The announcement was made on the R F Saywell stand (Hall 3-B11). Saywell will provide spares support as part of the deal.

Since its formation 30 years ago, Aer Arann has completed more transatlantic flights than any other airline, operating the route between Connemara Regional Airport in Galway and the Aran Islands situated off Ireland's west coast. The B-N Islander will fly this route.

Recent years have seen Aer Arann make the successful transition from an island-hopping service to a regional airline. In 1998 it opened its Dublin-Donegal service and in the last six months has opened four new services between Dublin and Sligo, Cork, Galway and Derry.

Source: Flight Daily News