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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 Article 16 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.

Related documents

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

Commission Decision on public service obligations on certain routes to and from Sardinia under Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 2408/92 on access for Community air carriers to intra-Community air routes [C(2007)1712] pdf - 77 KB [77 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) italiano (it)

PSO Inventory table

List of routes concerned (last update: 19/12/2014) pdf - 623 KB [623 KB]

PSO Information notices

Information notice of 14/07/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – Finland – Modification

  • Mariehamn – Stockholm Arlanda

Information notice of 14/07/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – France – Modification

  • Rodez (Aveyron) – Paris (Orly)

Information notice of 14/07/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – France – Call for tenders

  • Rodez (Aveyron) – Paris (Orly)

Information notice of 2/07/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – Cyprus – Modification

  • Larnaka - Brussels

Information notice of 2/07/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – Cyprus – Call for tenders

  • Larnaka - Brussels

Information notice of 23/06/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – Finland – Modification

  • Helsinki - Savonlinna

Information notice of 23/06/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – Finland – Call for tenders

  • Helsinki - Savonlinna

Information notice of 17/4/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – PT – Invitation to tender – Air cargo & mail

  • Lisboa – Terceira – Ponta Delgada – Lisboa or Lisboa – Ponta Delgada – Terceira – Lisboa

Information notice of 14/4/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – FR – Modification

  • La Rochelle (Ile de Ré) – Poitiers (Biard) – Lyon (Saint Exupéry)

Information notice of 14/4/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – FR – Invitation to tender

  • La Rochelle (Ile de Ré) – Poitiers (Biard) – Lyon (Saint Exupéry)

Deadline: 29 June 2015 by 17.00 Paris time

Information notice of 25/3/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – PT – Azores – Modification

  • Ponta Delgada-Santa Maria-Ponta Delgada
  • Ponta Delgada-Terceira-Ponta Delgada
  • Ponta Delgada-Horta-Ponta Delgada
  • Ponta Delgada-Pico-Ponta Delgada
  • Ponta Delgada-São Jorge-Ponta Delgada
  • Ponta Delgada-Flores-Ponta Delgada
  • Terceira-Graciosa-Terceira
  • Terceira-São Jorge-Terceira
  • Terceira-Pico-Terceira
  • Terceira-Horta-Terceira
  • Terceira-Flores-Terceira
  • Horta-Flores-Horta
  • Horta-Corvo-Horta
  • Corvo-Flores-Corvo

Information notice of 25/3/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – PT – Azores – Invitation to tender

  • Ponta Delgada-Santa Maria-Ponta Delgada
  • Ponta Delgada-Terceira-Ponta Delgada
  • Ponta Delgada-Horta-Ponta Delgada
  • Ponta Delgada-Pico-Ponta Delgada
  • Ponta Delgada-São Jorge-Ponta Delgada
  • Ponta Delgada-Flores-Ponta Delgada
  • Terceira-Graciosa-Terceira
  • Terceira-São Jorge-Terceira
  • Terceira-Pico-Terceira
  • Terceira-Horta-Terceira
  • Terceira-Flores-Terceira
  • Horta-Flores-Horta
  • Horta-Corvo-Horta
  • Corvo-Flores-Corvo

Deadline: 62 days from the publication of the invitation to tender

Information notice of 26/3/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – PT – Call for tenders

  • Bragança – Vila Real – Viseu – Cascais – Portimão

Deadline: 62 days from the publication of the invitation to tender

Information notice of 25/3/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – FR – Corsica – Modification

  • Bastia – Paris (Orly)
  • Bastia – Marseille
  • Bastia – Nice
  • Calvi – Paris (Orly)
  • Calvi – Marseille
  • Calvi – Nice

Information notice of 25/3/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – FR – Corsica – Modification

  • Ajaccio – Paris (Orly)
  • Ajaccio – Marseille
  • Ajaccio – Nice
  • Figari – Paris (Orly)
  • Figari – Marseille
  • Figari – Nice

Information notice of 25/3/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – FR – Corsica – Call for tenders

  • Bastia – Paris (Orly)
  • Bastia – Marseille
  • Bastia – Nice
  • Calvi – Paris (Orly)
  • Calvi – Marseille
  • Calvi – Nice

Deadline: 1.6.2015 (16:00)

Information notice of 25/3/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – FR – Corsica – Call for tenders

  • Ajaccio – Paris (Orly)
  • Ajaccio – Marseille
  • Ajaccio – Nice
  • Figari – Paris (Orly)
  • Figari – Marseille
  • Figari – Nice

Deadline: 1.6.2015 (16:00)

Information notice of 27/3/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – UK – Modification

  • Glasgow - Campbeltown
  • Glasgow - Tiree
  • Glasgow - Barra

Information notice of 26/3/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – UK – Call for tenders

  • Glasgow - Campbeltown
  • Glasgow - Tiree
  • Glasgow - Barra

Deadline: 9.6.2015 (12:00)

Information notice of 31/3/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – IE – Modification

  • Galway Airport – Árainn
  • Galway Airport – Inis Meáin – Inis Oírr
    or
  • Conamara Airport – Árainn
  • Conamara Airport – Inis Meáin – Inis Óirr

Information notice of 31/3/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – IE – Call for tenders

  • Galway Airport – Árainn
  • Galway Airport – Inis Meáin – Inis Oírr
    or
  • Conamara Airport – Árainn
  • Conamara Airport – Inis Meáin – Inis Óirr

Deadline: 60 days from the publication of the invitation to tender

Information notice of 27/1/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – PT – Imposition – Air cargo & mail

  • Lisboa – Terceira – Ponta Delgada – Lisboa or Lisboa – Ponta Delgada – Terceira – Lisboa

Information notice of 27/1/2015  – PSO – Air Transport – PT – Modification

  • Lisbon – Horta – Lisbon
  • Funchal – Ponta Delgada – Funchal
  • Lisbon – Santa Maria – Lisbon
  • Lisbon – Pico – Lisbon

Information notice of 16/1/2015 – PSO – Air Transport – CY – Imposition

  • Larnaka – Brussels (Zaventem)

Information notice of 16/1/2015  – PSO – Air Transport – CY – Call for tenders

  • Larnaka – Brussels (Zaventem)

Information notice of 17/12/2014 – PSO – Air Transport – IT – Repeal

  • Aosta – Rome Fiumicino

Information notice of 21/11/2014 – PSO – Air Transport – IT – Repeal

  • Crotone–Milan Linate
  • Crotone–Rome Fiumicino

Information notice of 4/11/2014 – PSO – Air Transport – UK – Imposition

  • Oban – Coll
  • Oban – Colonsay
  • Oban – Tiree
  • Coll – Tiree

Information notice of 4/11/2014 – PSO – Air Transport – UK – Call for tenders

  • Oban – Coll
  • Oban – Colonsay
  • Oban – Tiree
  • Coll – Tiree

Information notice of 21/10/2014 – PSO – Air Transport – France – Call for tenders

Information notice of 22/07/2014 - PSO - Air Transport - Ireland - Imposition + Call for tenders

Information notice of 28/06/2014 - PSO - Air Transport - UK - Repeal

  • Dundee to Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Luton Airport, London City Airport and Southend Airport

Information notice of 27/06/2014 - PSO - Air transport - France - Call for tenders

Information notice of 17/06/2014 - PSO - Air Transport - Sweden - Call for tenders

  • Gällivare–Arlanda
  • Hemavan–Arlanda
  • Lycksele–Arlanda
  • Pajala–Luleå
  • Sveg–Arlanda
  • Vilhelmina–Arlanda
  • Östersund–Umeå
  • Hagfors–Arlanda
  • Torsby–Arlanda

Information notice of 7/06/2014 - PSO - Air Transport  - UK - Imposition

Information notice of 7/06/2014 - PSO - Air Transport - UK - Call for tenders

Information notice of 3/06/2014 - PSO -Air Transport - Finland - Call for tenders

Information notice of 29/05/2014 - PSO - Air Transport - Spain - Call for tenders

Information notice of 29/05/2014 - PSO - Air Transport - Greece - Imposition

Information notice of 29/05/2014 - PSO - Air Transport - Greece - Call for tenders

Second information notice of 29/05/2014 - PSO - Air Transport - Greece - Imposition

Second information notice of 29/05/2014 - PSO - Air Transport - Greece - Call for tenders

Information notices of 20/05/2014 - Air Transport - PSO - Sweden - Imposition

Information notices of 17/05/2014 - Air Transport - PSO – Sweden - Imposition

Information notice of 16/04/2014 – PSO – Air Transport – France – Invitation to tender

  • Le Puy-en-Velay (Loudes) – Paris (Orly)

Information notice of 20/03/2014 - Air Transport - PSO - Spain - Call for tenders

  • Almería-Sevilla

Information notice of 5/03/2014 - PSO - Air transport - Spain - Imposition

  • Menorca–Madrid

Information notice of 27/02/2014 – PSO – Air transport – Italy – Imposition

  • Crotone–Milano Linate;
  • Crotone–Roma Fiumicino.

Information notice of 27/02/2014 – PSO – Air transport – Italy – Call for tenders

Information notice of 25/02/2014 - PSO - Air Transport - Spain - Call for tenders

  • Gran Canaria–Tenerife South;
  • Gran Canaria–El Hierro;
  • Tenerife North–La Gomera;
  • Gran Canaria–La Gomera.

Information notice of 13/02/2014 – PSO – Air transport – Italy – Imposition

  • Pantelleria–Trapani;
  • Pantelleria–Palermo;
  • Lampedusa–Palermo;
  • Lampedusa–Catania.

Information notice of 13/02/2014 – PSO – Air transport – Italy – Call for tenders

  • Pantelleria–Trapani;
  • Pantelleria–Palermo;
  • Lampedusa–Palermo;
  • Lampedusa–Catania.

Information notice of 31/01/2014 – PSO – Air transport – Italy – Repeal

  • Alghero-Bologna;
  • Alghero-Turin.

Information notice of 25/01/2014 – PSO – Air transport – UK - Imposition/Call for tender

  • Dundee to Heathrow Airport;
  • Dundee to Gatwick Airport;
  • Dundee to Stansted Airport;
  • Dundee to Luton Airport;
  • Dundee to London City Airport;
  • Dundee to Southend Airport.

Information notice of 16/01/2014 – PSO – Air transport – Portugal - Corrigendum

  • Porto Santo-Funchal-Porto Santo (imposition)

Information notice of 18/01/2014 – PSO – Air transport – France

  • Dijon-Toulouse

Information notice of 18/01/2014 – PSO – Air transport – France

  • Dijon-Bordeaux

Information notice of 10/01/2014 – PSO – Air transport – Spain

  • Almería-Sevilla

Information notice of 5/12/2013 – PSO – Air transport – Portugal

  • Porto Santo-Funchal-Porto Santo (call for tenders)

Information notice of 4/12/2013 – PSO – Air transport – Spain

  • Gran Canaria–Tenerife South;
  • Gran Canaria–El Hierro;
  • Tenerife North–La Gomera;
  • Gran Canaria–La Gomera.

Information notice of 3/12/2013 – PSO – Air transport – Portugal

  • Porto Santo-Funchal-Porto Santo (imposition)

Information notice of 13/11/2013 – PSO – Air transport – Italy

  • Elba Marina di Campo – Pisa;
  • Elba Marina di Campo – Florence;
  • Elba Marina di Campo – Milan Linate.