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Airport planning electric fleet of vehicles

Minister of State Hildegarde Naughten on a visit to Kerry Airport with chief executive officer John Mulhern, chairman Denis Cregan and chief financial officer Basil Sheerin

MANAGEMENT at Kerry Airport Ireland has thanked the Minister of State in the Department of Transport for the generous allocation of funding to support proposed green initiatives at the airport.

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughten, has announced the allocation of over €1m in funding for the airport under the Regional Airports Programme 2021-2025.

CEO at Kerry Airport, John Mulhern, said he recognises the challenges facing the aviation industry in the global battle to protect the environment.

“Our plan to introduce an electric fleet of vehicles confirms our commitment to move forward towards carbon neutrality. This funding demonstrates a strong commitment by government to help us achieve that goal and continue our recovery,” he said

 

John Mulhern: Plan to introduce an electric fleet of vehicles

Mr Mulhern thanked Minister Naughten and said the airport recognises 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.,” he added.

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 refuel vehicle, an airfield patrol vehicle, a runway maintenance vehicle, a rescue vehicle, and an upgrade of all carpark lighting to low energy LED.

Kerry Airport currently offers direct flights to London-Stansted, London-Luton, Manchester, Frankfurt-Hahn and Dublin.