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Three is the magic number for sun worshippers flying from Kerry Airport with the introduction of additional flights to Alicante from March 27.

Flights to the popular Spanish holiday destination will operate three times a week for the summer season on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays until the end of October.

The route to Faro in Portugal’s Algarve will also return twice weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays from March 28.

The Kerry-Manchester route is to increase from two to three days a week, operating on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from March 26 onwards.

The summer schedule of Ryanair flight details comes after a great year for Kerry Airport with a 309% increase on 2021 and almost 97% of 2019 numbers before the pandemic curtailed the aviation industry.

Overall, 356,141 passengers travelled through Kerry Airport in 2022.

“Recovery is well under way and it is our intention to grow those passenger numbers in the near to medium term," CEO of Kerry Airport, John Mulhern, said.

"The loss of the publicly supported Dublin Stobart service was a painful blow, however credit must go to Ryanair for taking on the route on a commercial basis to support Kerry’s connection to Dublin, a major hub for international travel in and out of the county. In fact Ryanair have increased passenger traffic on the route by 50% in comparison to 2019, which in itself was a record year.”

The 2022 passenger numbers were achieved despite the loss of the connection to Berlin which was understood to have become commercially non-viable due to airport charges there.

Now that recovery is fully underway, Kerry Airport will commit every effort to continue the renewed growth while being mindful of the challenge of procuring new routes from small regional airports, especially during these difficult times.

In announcing the strong passenger numbers for 2022 and the summer schedule for 2023, John Mulhern added, “I want to thank most sincerely our remarkable team here at the airport who have laboured with such great determination these past few years and are deserving of much praise.”

Kerry Airport is ideally located for anyone wishing to travel for business or pleasure with direct flights to London-Stansted, London-Luton, Frankfurt-Hahn, Manchester, Dublin, Alicante (summer 2023) and Faro (summer 2023) with Ryanair.

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Kerry v Cork match day parking

  Kerry take on Cork in the first round of the Munster Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday. This glamour tie always attracts a huge crowd and Cork fans will […]

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Kerry take on Cork in the first round of the Munster Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday.

This glamour tie always attracts a huge crowd and Cork fans will travel in their droves from the Rebel County.

As a result there will be parking restrictions and traffic disruptions in the town on Saturday afternoon.

“Please be aware that the town will be bustling with activity, and traffic congestion is expected. Some parking areas may reach capacity, so we recommend allowing extra time for your journey,” said a Garda spokesperson.

Parking will be available in the following areas near the stadium: New Street, The Glebe car park, Fair Hill car park, High Street, Rock Road car park and the Lewis Road car park.

Parking in the vicinity of Fitzgerald Stadium is reserved for residents with parking passes only.

For a full preview of the match turn to our Sports section on page 54

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Win tickets for Taylor Swift and support Palestine

Killarney For Palestine is raffling two tickets to a Taylor Swift concert in Edinburgh. The group is raising funds for the Halaq family who are known to Kerry Friends of […]

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Killarney For Palestine is raffling two tickets to a Taylor Swift concert in Edinburgh.

The group is raising funds for the Halaq family who are known to Kerry Friends of Palestine and who are currently displaced in tents in the Gaza Strip.

Their homes were destroyed in the city of Khan Younis by Israeli airstrikes.

“It currently costs between €5,000 and €6,000 per person to be evacuated from Gaza,” said Susan Larkin of Killarney For Palestine.

To be in with a chance of winning the tickets for the June 8 concert all you have to do is make a donation via the gofundme link below.

A minimum €5.00 donation ensures entry to the draw which will be made on April 24.

Link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/hx5ahx-help-my-children

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