Wednesday 8th September 2010: In the High Court today Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan confirmed the appointment of Mr. Michael McAteer of Grant Thornton as Examiner to Comhfhorbairt (Gaillimh) trading as Aer Arann.

The company has been in Interim Examinership and under the protection of the Court since August 26th following a petition made by the airline to the High Court.

Aer Arann continues to operate normally during the period of examinership, flying all Aer Arann services and all Aer Lingus Regional services operated under the airline’s franchise agreement with Aer Lingus.

No flights have been cancelled or are planned to be cancelled and reservations can continue to be made on  All bookings for Aer Lingus Regional services can continue to be made with confidence on

Aer Arann will remain in examinership for an initial period of up to 70 days. The airline is using this time to re-organise and re-structure the business under the protection of the Court.  

Aer Arann and the Examiner are also using the time to negotiate with potential investors and a number of parties have expressed their interest in the airline.

Aer Arann

 “in examination (under the Companies (Amendment) Act 1990)”