MANAGEMENT at Kerry Airport Ireland have thanked the Minister of State in the Department of Transport for the generous allocation of funding to support proposed green initiatives at the airport.
Hildegarde Naughten TD has announced the allocation of over €1m in Exchequer funding to Kerry Airport under the Regional Airports Programme 2021-2025.
The CEO at Kerry Airport, John Mulhern, said: “We recognise the challenges facing the aviation industry in the global battle to protect our environment. Our plan to introduce an electric fleet of vehicles confirms our commitment to move forward towards carbon neutrality. This funding from the Department of Transport demonstrates a strong commitment by Government to help us achieve that goal and continue our recovery. We thank Minister Naughten and recognise the tireless work in the background by the team at the Department of Transport. Grateful thanks as always to our Kerry-based Government representatives, Minister for Education Norma Foley and Deputy Government Chief Whip Brendan Griffin for their continued support.”
Kerry Airport plans to introduce measures over the coming months that will result in the purchase of electric aircraft tugs, baggage conveyors, special assistance passenger transport vehicles, and an incident support vehicle.
Funding will also be provided for an electric aircraft refueler, an airfield patrol vehicle, a runway maintenance vehicle, a rescue vehicle, and an upgrade of all carpark lighting to low energy LED.
Kerry Airport is ideally located for anyone wishing to travel on business or pleasure with direct flights to London-Stansted, London-Luton, Manchester, Frankfurt-Hahn and Dublin.
There is ample and great-value parking at Kerry Airport as well as friendly service.