Ryanair says it has no plans to increase it services at Kerry Airport

Kerry Airport   Ryanair is blaming high airport charges as the reason behind its plans NOT to increase flights at Kerry Airport. According to the Irish Examiner, Ryanair’s outgoing deputy chief Michael Cawley says the airline remains open to suggestions on how it can grow at each airport. Last November, Ryanair announced the creation of nine new routes from Dublin Airport, as a direct result of the Government’s decision to scrap the €3 travel tax. Kerry Airport was not among the airports listed to benefit from the expansion. In a statement to Radio Kerry News, a Kerry Airport spokesperson said it was clear towards the end of last year that Ryanair would not be increasing its services in and out of Kerry in the foreseeable future, so this announcement does not come as a surprise. Meanwhile, a campaign is being launched to maintain Government support for the Kerry to Dublin Flight. Business leaders, hoteliers, community activists and representative groups from across Kerry have come together to call on the Government to maintain its support. The Government currently supports services to and from Kerry Airport through the State funded Public Service Obligation (PSO) contract. Under the current contract, which is set to expire later this year, two return services per day operate between Kerry and Dublin airports. A decision will be made on the continuation of the state support in November.