AerArann From Ireland, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2213 times:
Well in Ireland, Our PSO's are given to airports in regions of the country that would not otherwise be able to sustain an air service to the capital city.
In the case of Ireland, All PSO's serve Dublin. Terms include a morning arrival into dublin and an evening departure back to the region. This means in some cases that aircraft are based in the regional airports overnight to ensure an early morning departure.
Humberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4917 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2200 times:
There are various PSO routes in Scotland, linking remote islands (and Campbletown on a remote part of the mainland) to key cities and towns. They would not be commercially viable and are socially neccesary as otherwise passengers would have very long road and/or sea journeys. And the weather can often mean some ferry links are suspended for a few days where the plane can get through