Pa Daly Calls on Eamon Ryan to Explore Expansion of Kerry Airport

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry Pa Daly is making a strong case for expansion at Kerry Airport in light of the continuing chaos in Dublin and he’s hoping to get a hearing from Eamon Ryan, Minister for the Environment, Climate, Communications and Transport.

Pa Daly, Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, has called on Minister Eamon Ryan to explore expansion opportunities for Kerry Airport.

Teachta Daly said that the airport turned a profit for 2021, returning an after-tax surplus of €2.5m. 

“This is testament to the skill and commitment of the staff and management team there,” he added.

Problems at Dublin Airport

“I know that many visitors to Kerry have been frustrated with the problems Dublin Airport is experiencing, and it has cast a negative light on their trip to Ireland.  They see the airport in Farranfore and wonder why they couldn’t fly here directly. 

“People from Kerry naturally wish to take more flights from their own county and to utilise this fantastic resource as much as possible. 

Kerry Airport More Than Capable  

“The news this week that Kerry Airport was able to cater to three transatlantic flights, originally planned for Dublin Airport, demonstrates that the airport is more than capable of handling additional routes.

“Throughout the pandemic, John Mulhern and his team at Kerry Airport kept the airport operating as smoothly as possible and customers could benefit from a less stressful travelling experience than at Dublin Airport,” Teachta Daly concluded.

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