First Berlin-Kerry Flight Arrives In Farranfore As Route Extended For Summer Months

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NEARLY 20,000 passengers are set to fly into Kerry on the new Ryanair service from Berlin Schönefeld after it was announced that the route will continue through the summer of 2018.

Over 150 passengers made the inaugural flight to Kerry this morning, while 189 passengers, maximum capacity, were booked on the first outward flight to Berlin.

The service which will operate every Thursday and Sunday was due to end in March but there has been a broad welcome from the tourism sector in Kerry to the news that the route will continue through next year’s summer season.

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The incoming flights will depart Berlin Schönefeld SXF at 3pm and land in Kerry at 4.35pm on Thursdays. On Sundays, the flights will depart Germany at 7.45am and land in Kerry at 9.25am.

The outbound flight from Kerry on Thursdays will depart at 5pm, arriving in Berlin at 8.35pm while the Sunday flights will leave Kerry at 9.45am and arrive in Berlin Schönefeld at 1.15pm.

Berlin Schönefeld is only 22 KM from Berlin City Centre, while excellent road and public transport connections link Schönefeld Airport with Berlin and the surrounding region.

Financial Controller at Kerry Airport, Basil Sheerin, said: “We are delighted with the support that the new Kerry-Berlin service has received so far with strong bookings up to the end of the year. The decision to extend the route through the summer of 2018 underlines the importance of Kerry as a destination and gateway for the German tourist market and will ensure increased visitor numbers to the region. Berlin is home to 3.5 million people and a number of high tech firms in the pharmaceutical, biomedical engineering, electronics and media corporations sectors. We will work closely with all sectors in Kerry over the coming months to promote the county as a great tourist destination and a top location in which to do business.”

German tourists who visit Kerry and the region are amazed with the scenery, hospitality, and in particular the access to the Wild Atlantic Way. Kerry Airport welcomed over 325,000 passengers in 2016, up approximately 6% on 2015.

Kerry Airport is ideally located for anyone wishing to travel on business or pleasure with direct flights to seven destinations including: London Luton, London Stansted, Frankfurt-Hahn, Berlin, Alicante & Faro (summer 2018) with Ryanair, and to Dublin with Aer Lingus Regional.

For more information about Kerry Airport, please visit or contact +353 66 9764644.

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