Aer Arann is the airline serving the Aran Islands from Connemara Regional Airport, located 17 miles west of Galway city beyond Spiddal. The service runs year round with a frequency of up to 25 flights per day in the summer season. Flight time is less than ten minutes to any of the three Aran Islands.

Aer Arann has provided an air service to the three Aran Islands since 1970. Two nine-seater aircraft, Pilatus Brittan Norman Islanders, serve the communities on the Islands all year round. There is a minimum of four flights in the winter time. In summer time, there is a shuttle service to the islands with up to 25 flights per day. The Aran islands are comprised of three islands with a very distinct communities. There is an airport on each island manned by an Aer Arann agent. The islands are culturally, historically and archaeologically unique and the communities there have preserved this uniqueness to this day.

Round trip air fare is £35.00 to any of the three islands from Connemara Regional Airport. A bus service operates from the Tourist Office in Galway and Salthill to meet with each flight. Bookings can be made by calling Aer Arann directly at +353 91 593034 or the Galway or Salthill Tourist Office. Aer Arann offers many special offers to students, groups and Irish Free Travel Scheme Participants.

Aer Arann is the first airline in Europe to achieve ISO 9002 status. This internationally recognised standard of quality guarantees our passengers the best level of service and an on-going commitment to quality assurance. The sister company, Galway Aviation Services Limited, is an EU certified maintenance organisation. The company is proud to have the JAR 145 certification which is necessary of public transport aircraft. Along with maintaining the Aer Arann fleet, Galway Aviation Services Limited maintains private aircraft for flying clubs and individuals from all over Ireland.

Further information on the Aran Islands and about Aer Arann is available on the next page. You may book your tickets directly with Aer Arann through the booking form and e-mail it to

See also: Aer Įrann - 25 years serving the islands.