First Day of New Kerry/Dublin Flights
Statement by Brendan Griffin TD
Sunday, February 1st, 2015
KERRY Fine Gael TD, Brendan Griffin, says that the continuation of the Kerry/Dublin flights, which were due to have ceased today, is a major boost for access to and from Kerry.
The Government has decided to continue subsidising the four daily flights between Kerry and Dublin until 2017 at the earliest.
Deputy Griffin said:
“Today marks an important new chapter for access to and from Kerry. These flights were due to be finished by today, but following my intensive lobbying, have been saved until further review in 2017.
“The Kerry/Dublin air link is crucial for business and tourism connectivity for Kerry and the related revenue generated greatly assists the wider Kerry economy. These flights are also crucial to protect the viability of Kerry Airport and the many direct and indirect jobs associated with the airport and all the other air routes serving Kerry.
“I am very glad to have been successful in my efforts to secure this vital access link for Kerry and would encourage the people of Kerry to use the service when possible to help support its survival into the future.”
Further info from Brendan on 087 6528841