Kerry Airport To Continue Serving Kerry-Dublin Route and Facilitate Emergency Air Services Beyond Level 5 Restrictions
KERRY Airport will remain open throughout the current Level 5 restrictions, and beyond, serving passengers travelling on the twice daily Kerry-Dublin route.
Prior to announcing the cancellation of flights from all regional airports for a four-week period from November 14th, Ryanair had already reduced the frequency of services to London Luton and Stansted while flights to Germany are not operating at present.
Kerry Airport CEO John Mulhern said: “We remained open throughout the first wave of the pandemic and we will continue to operate into the future to facilitate the needs of the emergency air services who require a landing base in Kerry. The PSO route between Kerry and Dublin also continues to be a crucial lifeline for passengers travelling for essential work, education and healthcare needs.”
18 percent of jobs in Kerry are directly dependent on the tourism and hospitality sectors.
Germany, a key market for tourism in Kerry, has returned to partial lockdown while the UK continues to lower the number of daily cases.
Air travel is ancillary to the incredible efforts being made by so many at home and abroad to keep us safe and well.
“We understand everyone’s concerns about getting home to see loved ones this Christmas and we remain hopeful that there will be some positive developments heading into the festive season,” said John Mulhern.