Host 2015: Kerry Airport
On 30th May 2014, Kerry Airport celebrated 25 years of scheduled services. The two services that began in Kerry are still serving the community today:
Ryanair to London Luton
Aer Lingus Regional to Dublin
Since the first days of operation, Kerry Airport has gone on to grow in a sustainable manner, attracting routes that best service the local area needs. The main source of traffic for Kerry is inbound tourism and VFRs. The main source markets for visitors are UK, Germany, France and USA.
Recently, through the airport's successful partnership with Aer Lingus Regional, connecting traffic volumes have increased on the Kerry-Dublin route. The airport can now offer connecting services to the USA & Canada with Aer Lingus and the Middle East, Asia and Australia with Etihad.
Management at the airport understand where the growth opportunities for the airport lie and that is by working closely with the tourism interests in the region that facilitate direct access for inbound tourism to Kerry. County Kerry has the highest number of hotel rooms outside of Dublin in Ireland and the tourism product in Kerry is second to none. The majority of tour operators selling packages to Ireland include Kerry in their tours and the airport is confident that by developing more access from key tourism markets that the tour operators will use the services.
The airport is located just minutes drive from some of Ireland's key tourism attractions such the Wild Atlantic Way, Killarney, Ring of Kerry and the Dingle peninsula and it offers easy access to other areas such as West Cork, Shannon to name but a few. Passengers travelling through the airport welcome the customer friendly, hassle free and speedy access through the airport.