Call for feasibility study into flight between Kerry and Amsterdam Schiphol

Jim Finucane A member of Kerry County Council since 2009, Jim was first elected in 1985 to Tralee Urban District Council where he served for fourteen years. Married to Sheila they have three children. Jim has been politically active for many years and is a founding member of Young Fine Gael. Jim’s priorities include attaining university status for Tralee IT, to enhance the town’s ability to attract major employment within the IT sector. Among his many achievements has been the development of the Wild Atlantic Way as a tourist attraction. Jim is Chairman of Moyderwell Mercy primary school in Tralee, and sees education as a necessary key to provide people with the skills required to fill jobs. He has also been a strong lobbyist for issues such as the Tralee bypass and also for the development of the Regional Airport at Farranfore. A sports fan, he is a member of Austin Stacks football club. Jim has been instrumental in gaining multi million euro investments in Tralee Gael Cholaiste and Colaise Gleann Lí and has been a long time activist in bringing LNG to North Kerry. Photo By : Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD © Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Phone Mobile 087 / 2672033 L/Line 066 71 22 981 E/mail - [email protected] www.dwalshphoto.com

A Kerry councillor is calling for a feasibility study to be carried out on a potential service between Kerry Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol.

Fine Gael Cllr Jim Finucane, who has previously called for such a service, says Schiphol provides access to the world.

He’s contacted Kerry Airport about the proposal, and at the Tralee Municipal District meeting, he called for a letter to be sent to KLM Cityhopper, which is a subsidiary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

Cllr Finucane says when companies look to do business in Kerry, access is an issue, and a flight to Schiphol would resolve that.

He says getting a feasibility study carried out is one of his priorities for his year as Mayor of Tralee.