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Ryanair's Operation Of Route Between Dublin Airport And Kerry Airport Has 'Positive Start'

Published on Jul 29 2021 9:07 AM in General Industry tagged: Trending Posts / Ryanair / Dublin Airport / Kerry Airport

Ryanair's Operation Of Route Between Dublin Airport And Kerry Airport Has 'Positive Start'

Ryanair's operation of flights between Dublin Airport and Kerry Airport, which began on Wednesday July 28, has had a "positive start", according to the latter airport.

As reported by The Irish Times, Ryanair has taken over the operation of the previously state-subsidised route on a commercial basis following a deal with the government after the previous operator of the route, Stobart Air, ceased trading.

"Happy To Report A Positive Start"

Kerry Airport reportedly said in a statement that it is "happy to report a positive start to the service", which Ryanair will operate once per day from each airport until September 1, at which point the airline is planning to increase the number of services operating on the route to twice daily.

The first flight of the service reportedly landed at Kerry Airport at 1.00pm on Wednesday July 28 and subsequently departed for Dublin Airport 25 minutes later.

Previous Confusion And Misgivings About Ryanair's Operation Of The Route

The above news follows news from earlier this month that Ryanair had announced that it will operate the route, but that Kerry Airport CEO John Mulhern said that the airline's announcement was "premature and inaccurate", as well as news from last week that Tralee Chamber and a Kerry Airport board member have misgivings about Ryanair operating the route and subsequent news that Kerry Airport would begin talks with Ryanair as the airline prepared to begin operating the route.

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