Aran Islands Air Service Contract
The Minister of State with responsibility for Gaeltacht Affairs today (16 December 2016) announced that the tender submitted by Galway Aviation Services Limited (Aer Árann) has been selected as the preferred tender for provision of an air service for the Aran Islands under Public Service Obligation, for the period 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2020. A contract for the service cannot be awarded before elapse of a 14 day standstill period.
In making the announcement, Minister of State Kyne thanked the Office of Government Procurement, who led the tendering process. “I recognise that this was long and indeed complex process and I am appreciative of the work put into it by various parties, in particular, the OGP. I will not be in a position make any further statements about the decision until the standstill period has elapsed”, the Minister of State said.