Kerry Airport has appealed for additional Government funding for this and next year to cope with the major impact COVID-19 has had.
Passenger numbers at the Farranfore facility were down 99% on last year between April and June.
The company held its online AGM yesterday; its annual report and accounts for 2019 had shown an increase in both passenger numbers and profits last year.
Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Hildegarde Naughton travelled to Kerry Airport last week.
Chief Executive of Kerry Airport, John Mulhern says he impressed upon her the need for additional funding for the facility for this and next year, to deal with the impact COVID-19 has had on it.
The Farranfore base has remained open throughout the pandemic and kept on most staff, without seeking State subsidies.
Speaking after the company’s AGM, which was held at Ballygarry House Hotel in Tralee yesterday but made available online for shareholders, Mr Mulhern says he’s hopeful Kerry Airport will benefit from additional government funding: