Don't see this posted this yet. No news or announcement yet. Got this information from Facebook Group.
It look like Amapola Flyg (Swedish Airline) will operate the PSO Route, DUB-CFN from Monday 26th July. 2 flights Daily using Fokker 50.
Fare start from €55 one way.
Another excuse to ride to CFN on these rare airliner of Fokker 50. I think it the last airline in Europe to have them.
Looking at the times, it's fine for Donegal folks day-tripping Dublin, but utterly useless for anyone hoping to go the other way round. I wonder why they decided to schedule both DUB-CFN flights are in the afternoon....
I develop Superior Solitaire when I'm not procrastinating on boards.ie.
Isn't the primary purpose of the PSO service to facilitate people in Donegal who need to go to Dublin for hospital appointments etc.?
Facilitating day trippers from Dublin would come a distant second I suspect.
Also, given that the crew aren't flying any other route (unlike presumably the Stobart crews), they're clearly maximising the crew flying hours in the afternoon with the three flights with the single return flight next morning.
"go to Dublin for hospital appointments"
Isnt there a lot going on with NHS @ Derry WRT this ?
It on RTE News. https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2021/0715/1235400-donegal-dublin-air-route/
The times have been useless for doing business in Donegal from Dublin since Stobart got it - the Loganair Saab ops were fine for this, and I used it as such.
Will definitely make use of this because the F50 is a hard to bag type these days; and I do have legitimate family reasons to use it too.
It was only €35 under Stobart so €55 is a bit steep.
Having both DUB-CFN flights within a few hours of each other in the late afternoon / early evening is annoying as well, fine if you fly down in the morning and just need to spend a few hours in the city but for anyone over-nighting or needing to travel the other way its awkward having to waste a day sitting around waiting for the flight up.
Get the bus then
I'm sure DUB day trippers are not a priority.
Equally, though, I'd have thought that anything that fills seats would be welcome.