IRELAND AIRWAYS STARTED OPERATIONS on 16 August, using a 24-seat Shorts 330, on scheduled services between Dublin and Donegal. A Dublin-Sligo service, using a soon-to-be-acquired 44-seat Fokker F27, may be added in October. Ireland Airways, was formed by Dublin-based charter company EI-Air Exports, which aims to create Ireland's third major airline. EI-Air Exports has a fleet of five: two Piper Navajo Chieftains, a Shorts 330, a Fairchild F-27J and a FH-227.

Source: Flight International