KERRY Airport has today confirmed that it 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 14, 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 remarked: “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 continues to be a crucial lifeline for passengers travelling for essential work, education and healthcare needs.
18 per cent 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.
Mr Mulhern said Kerry Airport understands everyone’s concerns about getting home to see loved ones at Christmas and he remains hopeful that there will be some positive developments heading into the festive season.
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