Stobart Air (RE, Dublin Int'l) has announced it will invest EUR25 million (USD28.2 million) into its business as part of a three-year growth strategy.

The Irish capacity provider said in a statement this week that as part of the plan, it will add sixty more staff - twenty-four flight crew and thirty-six cabin crew - to bring its total headcount to 570 after the latest expansion.

Among its plans is the recently announced addition of two EMB-195s which have been wet-leased from flybe. (BE, Exeter) initially before being taken in-house from January of next year. The two Embraer Regional Jets are based out of London Southend for regional European services.

The Irish capacity provider currently operates a fleet of two ATR42-300s and thirteen ATR72-600s for Aer Lingus (EI, Dublin Int'l) under the Aer Lingus Regional banner and under a franchise agreement with flybe., as well as two ATR72-500 in service for flybe. on a wet-lease basis.