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Public Service Obligations (PSOs)

In order to maintain appropriate scheduled air services on routes which are vital for the economic development of the region they serve, Member States may impose public service obligations on these routes. Therefore, they must respect the conditions and the requirements set out in Articles 16-18 of the Air Services Regulation 1008/2008.

In case no air carrier is interested in operating the route on which the obligations have been imposed, the Member State concerned may restrict the access to the route to a single air carrier and compensate its operational losses resulting from the PSO. The selection of the operator must be made by public tender at Community level.

All impositions, modifications and abolitions of PSO as well as the corresponding calls for tenders must be announced in the Official Journal of the European Union.

 

Legislation

Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 September 2008 on common rules for the operation of air services in the Community

 

Policy and other related documents

PSO Inventory table

List of routes concerned (last update: 18/12/2015)

PSO Information notices

Information notice of 14/9/2016 – PSO – Air Transport – Sweden – Invitation to tender

  • Gällivare - Stockholm (Arlanda)

Information notice of 23/8/2016 – PSO – Air Transport – UK – Invitation to tender

  • Orkney Mainland (Kirkwall) and the islands of Papa Westray, North Ronaldsay, Westray, Sanday, Stronsay and Eday

Information notice of 23/8/2016 – PSO – Air Transport – UK – Modification

  • Orkney Mainland (Kirkwall) and the islands of Papa Westray, North Ronaldsay, Westray, Sanday, Stronsay and Eday

Information notice of 3/6/2016 – PSO – Air transport – Greece – Invitation to tender – 28 routes

Information notice of 3/6/2016 – PSO – Air transport – Greece – Imposition – 28 routes

Information notice of 18/05/2016 – PSO – Air transport – Spain - Invitation to tender

  • Menorca – Madrid

Information notice of 12/05/2016 – PSO – Air transport – Czech Republic - Invitation to tender

  • Ostrava – Helsinki (corrigendum published in OJ 174, 14.5.2016, p. 28)

Information notice of 12/05/2016 – PSO – Air transport – Czech Republic - Invitation to tender

  • Ostrava - Amsterdam (corrigendum published in OJ 174, 14.5.2016, p. 28)

Information notice of 12/05/2016 – PSO – Air transport – Czech Republic - Imposition

  • Ostrava - Amsterdam
  • Ostrava - Helsinki

Information notice of 6/4/2016 – PSO – Air Transport – UK – Modification

  • Cardiff — RAF Valley/Anglesey Airport

Information notice of 5/4/2016 – PSO – Air Transport – Ireland – Invitation to tender

  • Conamara (Na Mine) Airport – Árainn
  • Conamara (Na Mine) Airport – Inis Meáin – Inis Óirr

Information notice of 5/4/2016 – PSO – Air Transport – Ireland – Modification

  • Conamara (Na Mine) Airport – Árainn
  • Conamara (Na Mine) Airport – Inis Meáin – Inis Óirr

Information notice of 22/03/2016 – PSO – Air transport – Spain – Invitation to tender

  • Gran Canaria — Tenerife Sur
  • Gran Canaria — El Hierro
  • Tenerife Norte — La Gomera
  • Gran Canaria — La Gomera

Information notice of 10/02/2016 – PSO – Air transport – Italy – Imposition

  • Reggio Calabria - Bologna
  • Reggio Calabria - Pisa

Information notice of 10/02/2016 – PSO – Air transport – Italy – Invitation to tender

  • Reggio Calabria - Bologna

Information notice of 10/02/2016 – PSO – Air transport – Italy – Invitation to tender

  • Reggio Calabria - Pisa

Information notice of 11/12/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – Sweden – Invitation to tender

  • Lycksele - Stockholm-Arlanda

Information notice of 16/12/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – Spain – Reopening

  • Gran Canaria — Tenerife Sur
  • Gran Canaria — El Hierro
  • Tenerife Norte — La Gomera
  • Gran Canaria — La Gomera

Information notice of 2/12/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – France – Imposition

  • La Désirade - Pointe-à-Pitre
  • Les Saintes - Pointe-à-Pitre
  • Marie-Galante - Pointe-à-Pitre

Information notice of 5/11/2015 – PSO – Air Transport –  Croatia – Imposition

  • Dubrovnik – Zagreb – Dubrovnik
  • Split – Zagreb – Split
  • Zagreb – Zadar – Pula – Zadar – Zagreb
  • Zagreb – Brač – Zagreb
  • Osijek – Dubrovnik – Osijek
  • Osijek – Split – Osijek
  • Osijek – Zagreb – Osijek
  • Osijek – Pula – Split – Pula – Osijek
  • Osijek – Rijeka – Osijek
  • Rijeka – Split – Dubrovnik – Split – Rijeka

Information notice of 5/11/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – Croatia – Invitation to tender

  • Dubrovnik – Zagreb – Dubrovnik
  • Split – Zagreb – Split
  • Zagreb – Zadar – Pula – Zadar – Zagreb
  • Zagreb – Brač – Zagreb
  • Osijek – Dubrovnik – Osijek
  • Osijek – Split – Osijek
  • Osijek – Zagreb – Osijek
  • Osijek – Pula – Split – Pula – Osijek
  • Osijek – Rijeka – Osijek
  • Rijeka – Split – Dubrovnik – Split – Rijeka

Information notice of 8/10/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – France – Invitation to tender

  • Strasbourg-Amsterdam
  • Strasbourg-Madrid
  • Strasbourg-Prague

Information notice of 30/09/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – France – Invitation to tender

  • Brest (Guipavas) – Ouessant

Information notice of 30/09/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – France – Modification

  • Strasbourg - Prague