Kerry TD and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, has announced substantial funding of nearly €1.3m for Kerry Airport towards operating expenses.
This funding from the government via the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport will go towards the operating costs associated with providing essential services in the areas of safety and security.
Addition to Money Already Landed
“This is in addition to the €2 million which Minister Griffin announced for Kerry Airport earlier this year for capital works. It is also separate to the regional marketing fund, which is being doubled for 2020,” said Minister Griffin.
The government also provides €7.252m for operating the two PSO services between Dublin and Kerry and Dublin and Donegal.
Package of Supports
“The €1.3m announced on Tuesday is just part of the overall package of supports that reinforces the government’s commitment to Kerry Airport and the rural region that it is so important to.
“I continue to work closely with Kerry Airport, the airlines and all relevant partners in relation to retaining and strengthening existing routes and delivering new ones,” Minister Griffin concluded.