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Kerry Airport passenger figures highest in 15 years

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Kerry Airport’s passenger figures in 2023 soared to levels that have not been seen for 15 years with an increase of 18% on the total from 2022.

A total of 419,281 passengers travelled through Kerry Airport last year on flights to Dublin and overseas destinations in the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Portugal.

That was just 4,000 less than in 2008 which was the highest ever year of traffic since scheduled flights commenced at Kerry Airport.

The CEO of Kerry Airport, John Mulhern, said: “More than eight million people have flown in and out of Kerry Airport in the 34 years since scheduled flights commenced in 1989. We’ve surpassed the 400,000-mark twice during that period – in 2023 and before that in 2008 when passenger figures peaked at 423,248. We were on an upward trajectory in 2019 before the aviation industry was decimated by the pandemic. The recovery has been achieved thanks to the commitment of the Kerry Airport Board, our hard-working management team and staff, the airlines who service the routes and of course, the travelling public.”

Flights to the UK - Manchester, London Luton and London Stansted - accounted for half of the overall passenger footfall in 2023.

The summer sun destinations in Spain and Portugal saw an 92% average seat occupancy in 2023 and booking activity is strong ahead of the commencement of the routes on April 1 and 4.

Kerry Airport recently announced that Chalair will return to the Kingdom to service three routes to popular summer holiday destinations in France commencing from 29th June 2024.

Such was the success of last summer’s weekly service to Brittany, Chalair decided to introduce 13 weekly flights between Kerry and Brest in Brittany and Caen in Normandy and 10 weekly flights to Pau near the Pyrénées until September.

Kerry Airport already serves Alicante, Faro, Dublin, London (Luton & Stansted), Manchester and Frankfurt Hahn with Ryanair.

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Efforts to find owner of designer jewellery found in Fossa

A Killarney resident is trying to find the owner of a designer ring that she found outside her house a few months ago. Kristy Nicholas, pictured, found the ring on […]

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A Killarney resident is trying to find the owner of a designer ring that she found outside her house a few months ago.

Kristy Nicholas, pictured, found the ring on s footpath in the Lackabane Estate in Fossa on December 29 last.

Since then she has exhausted all channels in an effort to find the owner including regular contact with the Gardai and local word of mouth.

“Since that time I worked to find the owner through word of mouth and by filing a report with Gardai. Since I’ve been unsuccessful,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The owner could ring the Killarney Gardai station and provide details to be connected with me. To be reunited a description will be needed, such as the brand and designer and type of ring It’s quite an expensive ring so I’m really hoping to get it back to the right place.”

Kristy can be contacted on 087 3443500

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Celtic Whiskey Bar now offering wine Wednesdays and Sundays

The Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder on New Street is adding another string to its bow and as well as offering whiskey tasting sessions the popular bar is set to […]

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The Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder on New Street is adding another string to its bow and as well as offering whiskey tasting sessions the popular bar is set to become a wine lovers paradise.

The bar is launching a Wine Wednesday and Sunday experience.Every Wednesday and Sunday, with a full wine menu available, offering a delightful selection ranging from fizz to rich reds and delicate rosés. Whether you’re a seasoned sommelier or just beginning to explore the world of wine, there’s something for everyone to savour.“Step into the cosy establishment nestled in the heart of Killarney and prepare to embark on a journey through vineyards and varietals, all at heavily discounted prices that won’t break the bank,” said the bar in a statement.“And the best part? Bottles start from just €20, making indulgence accessible to all.”Each week, the bar will be showcasing special wines available by the glass to  complement a delectable menu offerings.“The perfect pairing with their new and updated menu. The perfect spot for some casual drinks and dinner. Treat yourself to cheeseboards, chowder or any of the tasting offerings the new menu has to offer. Whatever your preference, their knowledgeable staff are on hand to guide you through our extensive wine selection, offering expert recommendations and ensuring that each sip is nothing short of perfection,” added the statement.

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