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Airport on a flightpath to recovery

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Kerry Airport is back in profit just one year after weathering the pandemic storm.

The board of directors released its Annual Report and Accounts up to December 31 at its Annual General Meeting this week.

The airport confirmed an operating profit, after taxation, of €2,439,515 which compares most favourably with the after taxation operating loss of €144,996 in the previous year.

The airport’s board said gross revenue in 2021 reflects the recovery in passenger numbers from a low of 82,959 in 2020 to 115,398 in 2021, complemented by a growth in the corporate and the general aviation sector during the period.

“Recovery is underway in 2022 and better days are ahead for Kerry Airport. By no means will we reach the levels of activity we enjoyed in 2019 this year, but certainly we can proclaim with much conviction that the doldrums of the past two years are, for now, behind us,” John Mulhern, CEO of Kerry Airport, said.

“The coming years will require extraordinary enterprise to survive the financial insult of this pandemic. Be assured we will work tirelessly to return to the success we enjoyed and then to further growth. Kerry Airport is requisite to the entire region’s revival.”

Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce welcomed the news.

“For everybody involved in Kerry tourism – the lifeblood of the county – it is very heartening to learn that there is great confidence that the upward trend will continue and that passenger numbers in 2022 will increase significantly,” said Chamber President, Niall Kelleher.

“For Kerry to prosper as a top tourist destination we need Kerry Airport to be successful and Killarney Chamber will certainly do everything in its power to promote and enhance this wonderful facility right on our doorstep.”

He added that huge credit is due to the airport’s chief executive officer, John Mulhern, the board of directors and the staff for the great resilience and remarkable dedication they displayed during a very difficult period.

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Flesk Fest promises to be a great evening of fun

By Michelle Crean Glenflesk GAA are planning a fun filled evening of top class entertainment. The Flesk Fest takes place on Saturday July 16 at 4pm in The Kerryway Steakhouse […]

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By Michelle Crean

Glenflesk GAA are planning a fun filled evening of top class entertainment.

The Flesk Fest takes place on Saturday July 16 at 4pm in The Kerryway Steakhouse & Bar.

Two exciting bands ‘All Folk’d Up’ and ‘Super Ceili’ will be playing and there’ll be plenty of fun and games and a delicious barbecue, raffle with some great prizes, and of course the ever popular Hang Tough Challenge!

“Please come out and support this great event! Tell your friends and we will make it a night to remember,” Seamus Healy from Glenflesk GAA said.

” Admission is only €15, and tickets are available from Mary McCarrick 087 7750773, Padraig O’Sullivan 087 0530384 or any club officer. They are also available in the Kerryway on the night.

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Rising cycling star selected for Belgium Project

By Sean Moriarty Killarney cyclist Sam Bolger (18) has been selected as one of four riders for the Belgian Project – one of the most prestigious stepping stones for Irish riders […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney cyclist Sam Bolger (18) has been selected as one of four riders for the Belgian Project – one of the most prestigious stepping stones for Irish riders with ambitions to turn professional.

Northern Ireland-based Belgian Danny Blondell is the man behind the project.

For the last 15 years Blondell selects between four and six Irish riders and sends them to Belgium where they stay with local families and contest pro and semi-pro races.

As a race commentator Blondell is well placed to decide who is deserving of inclusion in the project.

Over the first six months of the year he makes decisions while attending early season races.

Those lucky enough to get selected go to live and race in Belgium for the second six months of the year.

Bolger, from Lewis Road, was selected after winning the junior race in the Cycling Ireland National Road Series in Mayo in March and the Orwell Stage Race in County Wicklow in June.

“He is delighted, it is a very big deal,” his father Paul told the Killarney Advertiser.

“He has had a very good year and the wins in Mayo and Wicklow secured the Belgium Project.”

Bolger will head to Belgium in late July and after to the Junior Tour of Ireland which takes place in County Clare between July 12 and 17.

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