Tenders sought for Dublin Kerry air route

Tenders are being invited for the Kerry Dublin aer route. The route which is currently operated by Aer Arann is subsidised under the public service obligation. Aer Arann get over 4 million euro a year to operate the service. The tender announcement has been expected for some time and three year contracts will be offered to the successful bidder in May. Making the announcement Minister Cullen also indicated Kerry Airport is to receive a grant of 500,000 euro for capital projects.