€1 million hike in grant aid since last year

Minister Brendan Griffin: “This is huge funding coming to Kerry Airport”

MAJOR government funding of over €2.2 million has been approved for Kerry Airport.

Kerry TD and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, today announced a €2,208,911 windfall towards improvement works, safety and security. The amount is almost €1 million of an increase on the 2018 figure and it will go towards a range of investments for the airport.

Minister Griffin said is yet another example of the government’s strong commitment to the facility in Farranfore which plays a vital role in the economic and social wellbeing of the people of the county.

“This is huge funding coming to Kerry Airport, on top of a number of large grants for Kerry Airport that I have announced over the last two years. These grants complement the Kerry-Dublin flights subsidy that is also serving this county well,” he said.

The funds will be used for a number of purposes, including the purchase of new distance measuring and non-directional beacon equipment, replacing a ramp asphalt, rock armour protection, improved vehicle sheds, better security fencing, baggage screening gear and vehicle radios.

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