Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has welcomed the return of twice daily air service between Dublin and Kerry.
The collapse of Stobart Air on June 12th had resulted in an immediate cessation of Government funded Public Service Obligations (PSO) on vital regional air routes between Dublin and Kerry.
Given the importance of these flights to the regions and the people they serve, the government made a commitment to restore air services as a matter of urgency.
Ryanair Stepped In
An emergency procurement process to restore these PSO services was launched on 21 June and Ryanair has stepped in to operate the Kerry route on a commercial basis with twice daily flights from the 19th of July.
Minister Foley said that she’s delighted to welcome the restoration of regional flights between Dublin and Kerry Airport.
Continuation of Regional Connectivity
“The continuation of our regional connectivity is of critical importance to the people of Kerry and today’s announcement ensures that twice daily flights will resume from July 19.
“I would like to thank my Government colleague and Transport Minster Eamon Ryan for making this a priority for the entire south west region,” said Minister Foley.
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