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Kerry Airport Prepares For Brexit

Kerry Airport Prepares For Brexit

September 30, 2019 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

PASSENGERS travelling through Kerry Airport will experience the same efficient service from staff at the points of departure and arrival while flights are expected to continue to operate as normal in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to the CEO of the airport. Kerry Airport has two destinations in […]

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Over €2.2m In Funding Announced For Kerry Airport

June 11, 2019 at 4:56 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Fine Gael TD and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, has announced major funding of €2,208,911 for Kerry Airport towards improvement works, safety and security. The amount is almost €1 million of an increase on the 2018 figure. This Government funding from the Department of Transport, Tourism and […]

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Luton Route The Most Popular At Kerry Airport In First Quarter Of 2019

June 7, 2019 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE London Luton route at Kerry Airport was the most popular at Kerry Airport in the first quarter of 2019. 68,606 passengers travelled through Kerry Airport during the first quarter marking a 4.8% increase on the same period for 2018. The most frequent services – Kerry to Dublin with Aer […]

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Profits And Passenger Numbers Up At Kerry Airport

May 21, 2019 at 12:06 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Airport has released the Annual Report & Accounts for the 12-month period ended 31st December 2018, reporting an operating profit after taxation for the period of €966,056 as compared to €728,626 in the previous year. Passenger numbers handled by the Airport for the year of 365,339 are up +9% […]

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Kerry Airport Announces 2019 Summer Schedule

Kerry Airport Announces 2019 Summer Schedule

April 23, 2019 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

THOUSANDS of holidaymakers will be making the most of the range of flight options at Kerry Airports as they officially launched their summer schedule including the popular Faro and Alicante routes. It’s not all about the sun with thousands more passengers planning cityscapes to Berlin, Frankfurt Hahn, London and Dublin, […]

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John Mulhern ( PICTURED ) the New Kerry Airport General Manager Welcomes Babcock Decision To Locate Base In Farranfore
 
THE newly-appointed General Manager at Kerry Airport has announced that a new helicopter base will soon open in Farranfore to service to service the imminent re-opening of Ireland’s oil and gas exploration industry.
 
The Chairman of Kerry Airport, Denis Cregan, in the company of the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Mr Brendan Griffin TD, formally welcomed John Mulhern at a special gathering of elected, business, civic and community representatives at Kerry Airport.

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John Mulhern the New Kerry Airport General Manager Welcomes Babcock Decision To Locate Base In Farranfore
 
THE newly-appointed General Manager at Kerry Airport has announced that a new helicopter base will soon open in Farranfore to service to service the imminent re-opening of Ireland’s oil and gas exploration industry.
 
The Chairman of Kerry Airport, Denis Cregan, in the company of the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Mr Brendan Griffin TD, formally welcomed John Mulhern at a special gathering of elected, business, civic and community representatives at Kerry Airport.
 
A Waterville-resident, the new General Manager at Kerry Airport, John Mulhern, said: “I’ve landed in Kerry Airport at a very exciting and positive time for the Airport which plays such a key role as a gateway to Kerry. Passenger numbers were up 9% in 2018, a newly refurbished Fire Station is currently under construction, the Gateway Bar and Restaurant have been refurbished and the magnificent new-look Pre-Boarding Area in the Departures Lounge has led to an improved and more pleasant travel experience for outbound passengers. Now, the decision by Babcock locate a base at Kerry Airport opens a significant opportunity for the local economy to benefit from the imminent re-opening of Ireland’s oil and gas exploration industry.  The new Babcock operations at Kerry Airport will be the base from which crews on the rigs will be taken to and from shore.”
 
Kerry Airport possesses modern and spacious hanger facilities, quick check-in and security, and multiple daily flights to Dublin and London with connections for an international workforce.
Farranfore is only 20 minutes from Tralee and Killarney by road and rail and less than an hour by road to two deep water ports – Fenit and Foynes - which have historically acted as oil and gas shore-bases.
 
John Mulhern, who has taken over from the recently-retired Peter Moore, was previously the Chief Operating Officer with responsibilities for Business Development at Mater Private Hospital Cork. Since joining Mater Private Cork in 2016 he played a pivotal role in turning what was a loss-making business into a very successful operation. He will be responsible for the effective delivery of all elements of airport operations within budget.
 
“I’m looking forward to working with the Board to ensure that Kerry Airport remains a major gateway between Kerry and global commercial and tourism markets for many years to come,” said John Mulhern.
Ideally located for anyone wishing to travel on business or pleasure, Kerry Airport services direct flights to seven destinations including: London Luton, London Stansted, Frankfurt-Hahn, Berlin, Alicante & Faro (summer 2019) with Ryanair, and to Dublin with Aer Lingus Regional.
 
For more details, visit www.KerryAirport.ie or call +353 66 976 4644.
 
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John Mulhern has made his home in a quiet area close to Waterville in South West Kerry for the last 12 years and he understands fully the importance of maintaining and developing infrastructures that support the economy of Kerry and those traveling in and out of Ireland’s most beautiful County whether for business or pleasure.
 
Prior to moving to Kerry, he worked and studied in the United Kingdom including in the world-famous Harefield & Brompton hospitals. John also served for four years in the Merchant Navy as the Chief Ships Medical Officer.
 
John Mulhern was introduced as the newly-appointed General Manager of Kerry Airport at an event at the Airport on Monday 11th March at which Tralee Chamber Alliance and Killarney Chamber of Tourism of Commerce presented the former General Manager of Kerry Airport, Peter Moore, with a gift in recognition and appreciation of his 30 years of service. The Board of Kerry Airport will formally acknowledge and show their appreciation to Peter at a private function in the coming weeks.

New Kerry Airport General Manager Welcomes Babcock Decision To Locate Base In Farranfore

March 12, 2019 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

  THE newly-appointed General Manager at Kerry Airport has announced that a new helicopter base will soon open in Farranfore to service the imminent re-opening of Ireland’s oil and gas exploration industry. The Chairman of Kerry Airport, Denis Cregan, in the company of the Minister of State for Tourism and […]

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Kerry Airport Sees 9% Increase In Passenger Numbers Over 2018

February 14, 2019 at 1:28 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 30,000 more people travelled through Kerry Airport in 2018 compared to the previous year which represents a 9% increase year-on-year. There was a 12% jump in the number of people traveling on the Kerry-Dublin route which has led to Aer Lingus Regional moving from a 48-seat to a 70-seat […]

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Kerry Airport’s Gateway Bar To Be Revamped

January 4, 2019 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

THE Gateway Bar and Restaurant at Kerry Airport is to get a new look for the New Year. Work on the four-week refurbishment is set to start on Monday, January 12, during which time the queuing system and general ambience of the restaurant will be transformed. A coffee dock facility […]

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Funding Of Nearly €1.2m Announced For Kerry Airport

December 11, 2018 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

FUNDING of €1,198,846.73 has been announced this morning for Kerry Airport towards operating expenses. This Government funding from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport will go towards the operating costs associated with providing essential services in the areas of safety and security and is in addition to a further over €1 […]

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Chamber Unhappy With Irish Times Column On Kerry Airport

September 4, 2018 at 5:05 pm 1 comment

TRALEE Chamber Alliance has extended an invitation to the Editor of The Irish Times to visit Kerry’s Capital via Kerry Airport to learn first-hand the important role the airport plays in the development of the economy in the county. In the newspaper’s ‘Cantillon’ column, the writer suggested it was time […]

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SPONSORED: From City Breaks To Fun In The Sun, Summer Escapes From Kerry Airport

SPONSORED: From City Breaks To Fun In The Sun, Summer Escapes From Kerry Airport

July 9, 2018 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

THIS summer why not fly local as there is so much to choose from at Kerry Airport when it comes to booking the perfect getaway. Fly direct to Portugal’s Algarve coast with the Kerry to Faro route with Ryanair twice weekly from Kerry Airport. The Algarve region is Portugal’s southernmost […]

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Kerry Airport To Receive €1.2m Capital Funding Boost

May 28, 2018 at 10:15 am 1 comment

THERE’S good news for Kerry Airport today as it’s being announced that it is to receive €1.222m in capital funding. Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin announced the funding on his facebook page this morning. “Minister Ross and I are announcing significant government […]

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Kerry Airport Passenger Numbers And Profits Increased In 2017

May 21, 2018 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Airport had an Operating Profit after taxation of €728,626 as compared to €287,613 in 2016, it was revealed in their Annual Report & Accounts for the 12 month period ended 31st December 2017. Passenger numbers handled by the Airport for the year were 335,480, up +3% on previous comparative period of […]

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Stobart Air To Deploy Bigger Aircraft To Fly Kerry-Dublin Route

Stobart Air To Deploy Bigger Aircraft To Fly Kerry-Dublin Route

February 13, 2018 at 1:58 pm Comments are Disabled

STOBART Air will aim to increase passengers on its Kerry-Dublin route by up to 50 percent as it signed a new PSO contract for the flights to and from the capital, which will see the company use a bigger aircraft. The airline, which has operated the route since 2015, will […]

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New Contract Signed For PSO For Kerry Dublin Route

New Contract Signed For PSO For Kerry Dublin Route

January 13, 2018 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

FRIDAY was a good day for Kerry Airport. First it was revealed that Ryanair will continue its Kerry-Faro route this summer. Then a new contract for the Public Service Obligation (PSO) air route between Kerry and Dublin for the next four years was announced. The contract will be operated by Stobart and they will […]

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Kerry To Faro Route Will Return This Summer

Kerry To Faro Route Will Return This Summer

January 12, 2018 at 2:45 pm Comments are Disabled

GREAT news for Kerry holidaymakers. It has been announced that Ryanair’s Kerry to Faro route will return again this summer and flights are on sale now. The flights begin from Saturday, June 2 and will run on Tuesdays and Saturdays until the end of September. There had been a doubt over […]

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Doubts Over Ryanair’s Kerry To Faro Route This Summer

January 9, 2018 at 1:18 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S looking unlikely that the Kerry to Faro route operated by Ryanair will be running this summer. A member of the public contacted the airline yesterday enquiring about the service to Faro and they were informed via direct message on Twitter that “this route will not be operating I am […]

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Kerry Airport To Receive Over €1m In Grant Aid

December 19, 2017 at 5:35 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin TD, has welcomed the news from his Departmental colleague Minister Ross, that Kerry Airport is to receive over €1m in grant aid towards operating costs. Welcoming the allocations Minister Griffin said: “This grant is in addition to the €583k already allocated […]

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SPONSORED: With The New Kerry To Berlin Route, It’s Perfect For A Winter Break

SPONSORED: With The New Kerry To Berlin Route, It’s Perfect For A Winter Break

September 12, 2017 at 3:05 pm 1 comment

  KERRY Airport in conjunction with Ryanair announced earlier this year that from this November there will be a direct route to Berlin, Germany every Thursday and Sunday. This new route further adds to the number of Ryanair routes direct from Kerry Airport and reflects the Airport’s commitment on building […]

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Kerry Airport To Receive €769,537 In Government Funding

Kerry Airport To Receive €769,537 In Government Funding

June 23, 2017 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Airport is to get €769,537 in exchequer grants under the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport’s Regional Airports Programme. Kerry TD and Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin today welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross T.D. […]

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Profits And Passenger Numbers Up At Kerry Airport

May 9, 2017 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Airport is reporting an operating profit after taxation for the period of €287,613 – an increase on operating profit of €30,980 on the previous year — in their Annual Report & Accounts for the 12 month period ended 31st December 2016. Passenger numbers through the Airport up +6% on previous comparative period […]

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New Route To Germany From Kerry Airport

New Route To Germany From Kerry Airport

February 8, 2017 at 5:53 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Airport has welcomed Ryanair’s announcement that the airline will commence a new service from Berlin to Kerry in November 2017. The new route will operate twice weekly over the winter months from Berlin Schönefeld SXF, which is located just 22 KM from Berlin City Centre, while excellent road and […]

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Six Per Cent Increase In Passenger Numbers At Kerry Airport In 2016

January 16, 2017 at 4:06 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 325,000 passengers travelled through Kerry Airport last year, marking a 6% increase on the figures for 2015. The positive details of the passenger numbers follow the recent pre-Christmas funding allocation of €2.77 million for Ireland’s four regional airports, including Kerry Airport. The Chairman of Kerry Airport, Denis Cregan, said: […]

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Kerry Airport Receives Grants Boost Of Over €562,000

December 22, 2016 at 3:21 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Airport is to receive a funding boost of €562,602 from the Government. The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport is allocating €2.77 million between the four regional airports – Kerry, Donegal, Ireland West Airport Knock, and Waterford. Announcing the funding, Transport Minister Shane Ross says these allocations are being made under […]

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Light Aircraft Comes Off Runway At Kerry Airport

November 5, 2016 at 1:48 pm Comments are Disabled

A SINGLE engine plane came off the runway earlier this afternoon at Kerry Airport. The pilot and passenger were not injured in the incident which took place at around 12.20pm, but the inbound flight from Dublin had to return to the capital. The 1.30pm flight to Dublin had to be cancelled. Buses […]

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Take Off Down The Runway For Kerry Airport 5k Fun Run

Take Off Down The Runway For Kerry Airport 5k Fun Run

October 4, 2016 at 3:14 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS Friday will see an opportunity for people to fly down the runway participating in the inaugural Kerry Airport 5K Fun Run. Taking place at 8.30pm under the lights of the runway, the 5 km run has been organised as a joint fundraiser between the Rugby Clubs of West Munster and Build4life, a […]

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Kerry Airport Reports Increase In Operating Profit

Kerry Airport Reports Increase In Operating Profit

May 30, 2016 at 10:26 am 2 comments

OPERATING profit at Kerry Airport rose last year according the Annual Report & Accounts for 2015. Kerry Airport has released their Annual Report and Accounts for the 12 month period ended which reveals an operating profit after taxation for the period of €30,980 – an increase on Operating Profit of €12,085 on the […]

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Kerry Airport To Get Over €300k In Funding

December 23, 2015 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Transport, Pascal Donoghoe has announced an allocation of funding for Kerry Airport. Kerry Airport is to receive €311,260 under the Public Policy Remit Core Airport Management Operational Expenditure Subvention (PPPR-O) scheme for 2015. The funds have been welcomed by Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan and Deputy Arthur J Spring. […]

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Kerry To Benefit From Multi-Million Euro Boost For Regional Airports

August 14, 2015 at 8:47 am Comments are Disabled

  KERRY AIRPORT  will be one of the beneficiaries of  a €42.5m boost from the European Commission for regional airports across Ireland. The European Commission has formally approved Ireland’s 2015-2019 Regional Airports Programme, which will support Kerry Airport and other regional airports into the future. “Kerry Airport is of major importance to support local […]

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Kerry Airport Board To Consider Crean Name Change

June 23, 2015 at 2:32 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Airport are to consider changing its name to ‘Kerry Crean Airport’. Following a presentation to rename Kerry Airport the ‘Kerry Crean Airport’ at Monday’s AGM, the board of management are to consider the proposal at their next meeting. As a part of the presentation, a 17 minute video was shown to […]

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