Kerry Airport was once again the toast of the Kingdom today when Aer Arann celebrated the re-launch of its service to Manchester.

Basil Sheerin, spokesperson for Kerry Airport said: “We greatly welcome Aer Arann’s decision to re-introduce the air link between Kerry and Manchester which has a proven record of being profitable with satisfactory passenger loads and revenue. The new service has the potential to greatly increase tourism income for the county and it is another vote of confidence in both Kerry Airport and Kerry as a gateway. This will have a positive economic impact on a range of sectors in the southwest region.”
Aer Arann announced the return of the route in March this year and since then booking figures have been excellent indicating the demand for the service throughout Kerry and the surrounding areas.

Beginning today, the flights will operate four days a week arriving into Kerry at 1310 hours and departing at 1330 hours on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Full details are available from www.kerryairport.ie/timetable.

The CEO of Aer Arann, Mr Paul Schütz who attended a champagne reception to mark the return of the route, said: “We are delighted to have our Kerry customers back on board with us from today. Initial support for the route has been excellent which we sincerely hope will continue. We look forward to re-building our presence in the south west region over the coming months.

Manchester Airport is a major hub for global air travellers. It offers a choice of further destinations for passengers departing from Kerry as well as a gateway to the southwest of Ireland for passengers from the UK and beyond.

Flights to Manchester from Kerry with Aer Arann start from €39 one way including taxes. Aer Arann offers all onward connecting passengers the same baggage allowance as their connecting carrier upon proof of full itinerary and baggage allowance at check in. For further information and to make a booking visit www.AerArann.com.

This brings to seven the number of air-routes currently available from Kerry Airport. There are direct flights to Manchester with Aer Arann and to Dublin, London Stansted, London Luton, Frankfurt-Hahn, Alicante and Faro with Ryanair. A new Ryanair route between Kerry and Dusselforf-Weeze will commence on July 1st. Kerry Airport is ideally located for anyone wishing to travel on business or pleasure while providing ample and great value parking and a friendly service.

Issued by John Drummey Communications on behalf of Kerry Airport
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