Kerry Airport To Receive €913,000 In State Funding

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KERRY Airport is to receive over €913,665 in state funding, it was announced this morning.

The announcement comes as Ryanair announced it is to provide a twice-daily service from Kerry Airport to Dublin on September 1, following on from once daily flights scheduled to begin on July 28.

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton T.D., today announced the provision of over €23 million in direct Exchequer supports to the airports of Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Ireland West (Knock), Kerry and Donegal.

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As part of an €80m package of supports that was announced for Irish aviation last November, the Government gave a commitment to securing EU approval for a €26 million scheme to help compensate airports for the damage caused by Covid.

Of this amount, €20 million is being provided to State airports – Dublin, Cork and Shannon. The remaining €6 million is being provided, in two phases, to the airports of Ireland West, Kerry and Donegal.

Almost half of this amount, which relates to losses in 2020, is being announced today.  The remainder will be disbursed in December following an assessment by the Department of Transport of eligible losses in the current year to end 2021.

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