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Public Service Obligations (PSOs)

Public Service Obligations (PSOs)

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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

PSO Information notices

Information notice of 03/10/2018 – PSO – Air transport – France - Imposition

  • Strasbourg-Munich

Information notice of 03/10/2018 – PSO – Air transport – France – Invitation to tender

  • Strasbourg-Amsterdam
  • Strasbourg-Madrid
  • Strasbourg-Munich

Information notice of 08/10/2018 – PSO – Air transport – Italy – Sardinia – Invitation to tender

  • Alghero-Rome Fiumicino and vice versa

Information notice of 08/10/2018 – PSO – Air transport – Italy – Sardinia – Invitation to tender

  • Alghero-Milan Linate and vice versa

Information notice of 08/10/2018 – PSO – Air transport – Italy – Sardinia – Invitation to tender

  • Cagliari-Rome Fiumicino and vice versa

Information notice of 08/10/2018 – PSO – Air transport – Italy – Sardinia – Invitation to tender

  • Cagliari-Milan Linate and vice versa

Information notice of 08/10/2018 – PSO – Air transport – Italy – Sardinia – Invitation to tender

  • Olbia-Rome Fiumicino and vice versa

Information notice of 08/10/2018 – PSO – Air transport – Italy – Sardinia – Invitation to tender

  • Olbia-Milan Linate and vice versa

Information notice of 06/09/2018 – PSO – Air transport – Italy – Imposition

  • Alghero-Rome Fiumicino and vice versa
  • Alghero-Milan Linate and vice versa
  • Cagliari-Rome Fiumicino and vice versa
  • Cagliari-Milan Linate and vice versa
  • Olbia-Rome Fiumicino and vice versa
  • Olbia-Milan Linate and vice versa

Information notice of 30/08/2018 – PSO – Air Transport – Portugal – Imposition

  • Bragança - Vila Real – Viseu – Cascais – Portimão – Cascais – Viseu – Vila Real - Bragança

Information notice of 30/08/2018 – PSO – Air Transport – UK – Modification

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

Information notice of 30/08/2018 – PSO – Air Transport – UK – Invitation to tender

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

Information notice of 9/08/2018 – PSO – Air transport – France – Modification

  • Aurillac - Paris (Orly)

Information notice of 10/08/2018 – PSO – Air transport – Lithuania – Imposition

  • Vilnius – London City

Information notice of 10/08/2018 – PSO – Air transport – Lithuania – Invitation to tender

  • Vilnius – London City

Information notice of 16/08/2018 – PSO – Air transport – Spain – Modification

  • Menorca – Madrid

Information notice of 16/08/2018 – PSO – Air transport – Spain – Invitation to tender

  • Menorca – Madrid

Information notice of 21/08/2018 – PSO – Air transport – France – Modification

  • Castres - Paris (Orly)

Information notice of 04/07/2018 - PSO - Air Transport - France – Invitation to tender

  • Agen – Paris (Orly)

Information notice of 10/07/2018 - PSO - Air Transport – Spain – Invitation to tender

  • Menorca – Madrid

Information notice of 20/6/2018 – PSO – Air Transport – UK – Modification

  • Cardiff-RAF Valley – Anglesey Airport

Information notice of 20/6/2018 – PSO – Air Transport – UK – Invitation to tender

  • Cardiff-RAF Valley – Anglesey Airport

Information notice of 19/6/2018 – PSO – Air Transport – Sweden – Invitation to tender

  • Hemavan – Arlanda (Stockholm)
  • Vilhelmina – Arlanda (Stockholm)
  • Lycksele – Arlanda (Stockholm)

Information notice of 19/6/2018 – PSO – Air Transport – France – Modification

  • Limoges (Bellegarde) – Paris (Orly)

Information notice of 19/6/2018 – PSO – Air Transport – France – Imposition

  • Limoges (Bellegarde) – Lyon (Saint-Exupéry)

Information notice of 11/06/2018 - PSO - Air Transport – Spain – Invitation to tender

  • Gran Canaria-El Hierro

Information notice of 11/06/2018 - PSO - Air Transport – Spain – Invitation to tender

  • Badajoz-Madrid
  • Badajoz-Barcelona

Information notice of 01/06/2018 – PSO – Air transport – Sweden – Invitation to tender

  • Arvidsjaur - Stockholm (Arlanda)
  • Gällivare - Stockholm (Arlanda)

Information notice of 28/05/2018 – PSO – Air transport – Sweden – Imposition of PSO

  • Kramfors - Stockholm/Arlanda

Information notice of 28/05/2018 – PSO – Air transport – Sweden – Modification of PSOs

  • Arvidsjaur-Stockholm/Arlanda
  • Gällivare-Stockholm/Arlanda
  • Hagfors-Stockholm/Arlanda
  • Hemavan-Stockholm/Arlanda
  • Lycksele-Stockholm/Arlanda
  • Pajala-Luleå
  • Sveg-Stockholm/Arlanda
  • Torsby-Stockholm/Arlanda
  • Vilhelmina-Stockholm/Arlanda
  • Östersund-Umeå

Information notice of 25/4/2018 – PSO – Air Transport – UK – Imposition

  • Newquay to Heathrow Airport
  • Newquay to Gatwick Airport
  • Newquay to Stansted Airport
  • Newquay to Luton Airport
  • Newquay to London City Airport
  • Newquay to Southend Airport

Information notice of 25/4/2018 – PSO – Air Transport – UK – Invitation to tender

  • Newquay to Heathrow Airport
  • Newquay to Gatwick Airport
  • Newquay to Stansted Airport
  • Newquay to Luton Airport
  • Newquay to London City Airport
  • Newquay to Southend Airport

Information notice of 16/04/2018 - PSO - Air Transport - France – Invitation to tender

  • Le Puy-en-Velay – Paris (Orly)

Information notice of 16/04/2018 - PSO - Air Transport – Italy – Modification (date of entry into force)

  • Elba Marina di Campo – Pisa
  • Elba Marina di Campo - Florence
  • Elba Marina di Campo - Milan Linate

Information notice of 16/04/2018 - PSO - Air Transport – Italy – Invitation to tender

  • Elba Marina di Campo - Pisa
  • Elba Marina di Campo - Florence
  • Elba Marina di Campo - Milan Linate

Information notice of 28/03/2018 - PSO - Air Transport – Spain – Reopening

  • Menorca – Madrid

Information notice of 28/03/2018 - PSO - Air Transport – Spain – Invitation to tender

  • Almeria-Seville

Information notice of 28/03/2018 - PSO - Air Transport – Spain – Invitation to tender

  • Tenerife Norte-La Gomera
  • Gran Canaria-La Gomera

Information notice of 22/03/2018 - PSO - Air Transport - Greece - Imposition

  • Athens - Kozani – Kastoria

Information notice of 22/03/2018 - PSO - Air Transport - Greece – Invitation to tender

  • Athens - Kozani – Kastoria

Information notice of 09/03/2018 – PSO – Air transport – Spain - Imposition

  • Badajoz-Madrid
  • Badajoz-Barcelona

Information notice of 16/02/2018 – PSO – Air transport – Sweden – Invitation to tender

  • Arvidsjaur-Stockholm (Arlanda)

Information notice of 16/02/2018 – PSO – Air transport – Italy – Imposition

  • Elba Marina di Campo — Pisa
  • Elba Marina di Campo — Florence
  • Elba Marina di Campo — Milan Linate

Information notice of 16/02/2018 – PSO – Air transport – Italy – Invitation to tender

  • Elba Marina di Campo — Pisa
  • Elba Marina di Campo — Florence
  • Elba Marina di Campo — Milan Linate

Information notice of 22/12/2017 – PSO – Air Transport – France – Invitation to tender

  • Périgueux-Bassillac – Paris (Orly)

Information notice of 22/12/2017 – PSO – Air transport – Italy – Imposition

  • Pantelleria – Trapani and vice versa;
  • Pantelleria – Palermo and vice versa;
  • Pantelleria – Catania and vice versa;
  • Lampedusa – Palermo and vice versa;
  • Lampedusa – Catania and vice versa

Information notice of 22/12/2017 – PSO – Air transport – Italy – Invitation to tender

  • Pantelleria – Trapani and vice versa;
  • Pantelleria – Palermo and vice versa;
  • Pantelleria – Catania and vice versa;
  • Lampedusa – Palermo and vice versa;
  • Lampedusa – Catania and vice versa

Information notice of 5/12/2017 – PSO – Air transport – Czech Republic – Imposition

  • Brno (Czech Republic) – Munich (Germany)

Information notice of 5/12/2017 – PSO – Air transport – Czech Republic – Invitation to tender

  • Brno (Czech Republic) – Munich (Germany)

Information notice of 5/12/2017 – PSO – Air transport – Italy – Repeal

  • Alghero-Rome Fiumicino and vice versa
  • Alghero-Milan Linate and vice versa
  • Cagliari-Rome Fiumicino and vice versa
  • Cagliari-Milan Linate and vice versa
  • Olbia-Rome Fiumicino and vice versa
  • Olbia-Milan Linate and vice versa

Information notice of 4/11/2017 – PSO – Air Transport – IT – Imposition – new date

  • Cagliari - Rome Fiumicino and vice versa
  • Cagliari - Milan Linate and vice versa

Information notice of 7/11/2017 – PSO – Air Transport – FR – Invitation to tender

  • Tarbes – Paris (Orly)

Information notice of 19/10/2017 – PSO – Air Transport – UK – Modification

  • Tingwall/Sumburgh-Fair Isle;
  • Tingwall-Foula;
  • Tingwall-Papa Stour;
  • Tingwall-Out Skerries

Information notice of 19/10/2017 – PSO – Air Transport – UK – Invitation to tender

  • Tingwall/Sumburgh-Fair Isle;
  • Tingwall-Foula;
  • Tingwall-Papa Stour;
  • Tingwall-Out Skerries

Information notice of 11/10/2017 – PSO – Air Transport – Spain – Reopening

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

Information notice of 11/10/2017 – PSO – Air Transport – Spain – Reopening

  • Almeria-Seville

Information notice of 27/09/2017 – PSO – Air Transport – France – Modification

  • Lannion (Côte-de-Granit Rose) — Paris (Orly)

Information notice of 27/09/2017 – PSO – Air Transport – France – Invitation to tender

  • Lannion — Paris (Orly)

Information notice of 15/09/2017 – PSO – Air transport – Sweden – Invitation to tender

  • Arvidsjaur-Stockholm (Arlanda)
  • Gällivare-Stockholm (Arlanda)

Information notice of 06/09/2017 – PSO – Air transport – Czech Republic – Invitation to tender – Extension of deadline

  • Ostrava-Amsterdam

Deadline for submission of tenders: 31 October 2017 (10:00 AM, local time)

Information notice of 06/09/2017 – PSO – Air transport – Czech Republic – Invitation to tender – Extension of deadline

  • Ostrava-Helsinki

Deadline for submission of tenders: 31 October 2017 (10:00 AM, local time)

Information notice of 29/8/2017 – PSO – Air Transport – PT – Establishment of PSO

  • Porto Santo-Funchal-Porto Santo

Information notice of 29/8/2017 – PSO – Air Transport – PT – Invitation to tender

  • Porto Santo-Funchal-Porto Santo

Information notice of 24/8/2017 – PSO – Air Transport – Ireland – Invitation to tender

  • Kerry - Dublin
  • Donegal - Dublin

Information notice of 30/06/2017 – PSO – Air Transport – Finland – Modification

  • Helsinki - Savonlinna

Information notice of 30/06/2017 – PSO – Air Transport – Finland – Invitation to tender

  • Helsinki - Savonlinna

Information notice of 01/07/2017 – PSO – Air Transport – UK – Dundee – Repeal 5 routes

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

Information notice of 01/07/2017 – PSO – Air Transport – UK – City of Derry – Repeal 5 routes

  • City of Derry to Heathrow Airport
  • City of Derry to Gatwick Airport
  • City of Derry to Luton Airport
  • City of Derry to London City Airport
  • City of Derry to Southend Airport

Information notice of 20/05/2017 – PSO – Air transport – Czech Republic - Modification

  • Ostrava - Amsterdam
  • Ostrava - Helsinki

Information notice of 20/05/2017 – PSO – Air transport – Czech Republic – Invitation to tender

  • Ostrava - Amsterdam

Information notice of 20/05/2017 – PSO – Air transport – Czech Republic – Invitation to tender

  • Ostrava - Helsinki

Information Notice of 9/5/2017- PSO - Air Transport - Italy - Imposition

  • Alghero-Rome Fiumicino and vice versa
  • Alghero-Milan Linate and vice versa
  • Cagliari-Rome Fiumicino and vice versa
  • Cagliari-Milan Linate and vice versa
  • Olbia-Rome Fiumicino and vice versa
  • Olbia-Milan Linate and vice versa

Information Notice of 9/5/2017- PSO - Air Transport - Italy - Invitation to tender

  • Alghero-Rome Fiumicino and vice versa

Information Notice of 9/5/2017- PSO - Air Transport - Italy - Invitation to tender

  • Alghero-Milan Linate and vice versa

Information Notice of 9/5/2017- PSO - Air Transport - Italy - Invitation to tender

  • Cagliari-Rome Fiumicino and vice versa

Information Notice of 9/5/2017- PSO - Air Transport - Italy - Invitation to tender

  • Cagliari-Milan Linate and vice versa

Information Notice of 9/5/2017- PSO - Air Transport - Italy - Invitation to tender

  • Olbia-Rome Fiumicino and vice versa

Information Notice of 9/5/2017- PSO - Air Transport - Italy - Invitation to tender

  • Olbia-Milan Linate and vice versa

Information notice of 30/03/2017 – PSO – Air Transport – France – Modification

  • Brive - Paris (Orly)

Information notice of 30/03/2017 – PSO – Air Transport – France – Invitation to tender

  • Brive - Paris (Orly)

Information notice of 30/03/2017 – PSO – Air Transport – Greece – Invitation to tender

  • Alexandroupoli – Sitia
  • Aktio – Sitia
  • Rhodes – Kos – Kalymnos – Leros – Astypalea

Information notice of 25/1/2017 – PSO – Air Transport – PT – Imposition – Air cargo & mail

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

Information notice 26/1/2017 – PSO – Air Transport – PT – Invitation to tender – Air cargo & mail

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

Information notice of 28/1/2017 – PSO – Air Transport – FR – Modification

  • Lannion – Paris (Orly)

Information notice of 28/1/2017 – PSO – Air Transport – FR – Invitation to tender

  • Lannion – Paris (Orly)

Information notice of 29/11/2016 – PSO – Air Transport – IT – Invitation to tender – 4 routes

  • Pantelleria – Trapani
  • Pantelleria – Palermo
  • Lampedusa – Palermo
  • Lampedusa – Catania

Information notice of 29/10/2016 – PSO – Air Transport – UK – Imposition – 6 routes from Dundee

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

Information notice of 29/10/2016 – PSO – Air Transport – UK – Invitation to tender – 6 routes from Dundee

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

Information notice of 29/10/2016 – PSO – Air Transport – UK – Imposition – 6 routes from City of Derry

  • City of Derry Airport to Heathrow Airport
  • City of Derry Airport to Gatwick Airport
  • City of Derry Airport to Stansted Airport
  • City of Derry Airport to Luton Airport
  • City of Derry Airport to London City Airport
  • City of Derry Airport to Southend Airport

Information notice of 29/10/2016 – PSO – Air Transport – UK – Invitation to tender – 6 routes from City of Derry

  • City of Derry Airport to Heathrow Airport
  • City of Derry Airport to Gatwick Airport
  • City of Derry Airport to Stansted Airport
  • City of Derry Airport to Luton Airport
  • City of Derry Airport to London City Airport
  • City of Derry Airport to Southend Airport

Information notice of 19/10/2016 – PSO – Air Transport – Greece – Invitation to tender 3 routes

  • Athens — Milos
  • Athens — Naxos
  • Athens — Siteia

Information notice of 19/10/2016 – PSO – Air Transport – Greece – Modification 7 routes

  • Thessaloniki – Corfu
  • Thessaloniki – Skyros
  • Alexandroupolis – Sitia
  • Aktio – Sitia
  • Corfu – Aktion – Kefalοnia – Zakinthos
  • Limnos – Mitilini – Chios – Samos – Rhodes
  • Rhodes – Kos – Kalymnos – Leros – Astypalea

Information notice of 21/102016 – PSO – Air Transport – Greece – Invitation to tender 7 routes

  • Thessaloniki – Corfu
  • Thessaloniki – Skyros
  • Alexandroupolis – Sitia
  • Aktio – Sitia
  • Corfu – Aktion – Kefalοnia – Zakinthos
  • Limnos – Mitilini – Chios – Samos – Rhodes
  • Rhodes – Kos – Kalymnos – Leros – Astypalea

Information notice of 30/9/2016 – PSO – Air Transport – FR – Invitation to tender

  • Lorient (Lann-Bihoué) - Lyon (Saint-Exupéry)

Information notice of 17/9/2016 – PSO – Air Transport – UK – Imposition

  • Tingwall/Sumburgh-Fair Isle
  • Tingwall-Foula
  • Tingwall-Papa Stour
  • Tingwall-Out Skerries

Information notice of 17/9/2016 – PSO – Air Transport – UK – Invitation to tender

  • Tingwall/Sumburgh-Fair Isle
  • Tingwall-Foula
  • Tingwall-Papa Stour
  • Tingwall-Out Skerries

Information notice of 20/9/2016 – PSO – Air Transport – UK – Imposition

  • Stornoway - Benbecula

Information notice of 20/9/2016 – PSO – Air Transport – UK – Invitation to tender

  • Stornoway - Benbecula

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