Kerry Airport Ireland Welcomes Generous Funding From Department of Transport

KERRY Airport Ireland has welcomed today’s announcement of over €680,000 in funding from the Department of Transport.

Minister of State, Jack Chambers confirmed that Kerry Airport will receive the grant under the Regional Airports Programme 2021-2025 to deliver capital programmes required to support services and ensure safety at regional airports.

Projects in receipt of grant aid under the scheme are covered under the Project Ireland 2040 strategy.

Kerry Airport is very grateful to the Government to be supported by this long-term strategy through which the Airport is becoming a more resilient and sustainable hub for connectivity here in Kerry. 

The CEO of Kerry Airport, John Mulhern, said: “We are grateful to the Minister Chambers, the Department of Transport and Kerry’s two Government TDs, Minister Norma Foley and Deputy Brendan Griffin for their continued support. The funding will help to ensure that Kerry Airport remains compliant with regulatory requirements in key areas, such as air traffic control, fire services and security. Kerry Airport is working towards the transition to a greener operation which has already been supported through generous capital funding from the Department of Transport.”

The funding to Kerry Airport will go towards the development and enhancement of security, runway remedial works and taxiway markings, baggage equipment and transport, and the purchase of a new fully electric Ground Power Unit (GPU).

In announcing the funding, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Jack Chambers T.D., said: “This funding represents significant investment in our regional airports. Other significant investments include runway facilities remediation works and new security equipment at Kerry Airport.  I was pleased to witness further growth across our regional airports this year with passenger traffic in Q1 16% higher when compared with the same period last year.”