Business Irish

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Ryanair axes Dublin-Kerry and Dublin-Cork flights

Colm Kelpie

Colm Kelpie

No frills airline Ryanair is axing services from Kerry and Cork to Dublin.

The Dublin to Kerry route will cease on September 7, but the carrier said it will provide flights on September 17, 18 and 19 to cater for the All-Ireland football final.

The service between the capital and Cork will stop on October 30.

The carrier blamed a fall in passenger numbers on the Cork route because of the motorway improvements between the two cities, along with state-imposed charges on the Kerry route.

It again hit out at charges imposed by the Dublin Airport Authority at both Dublin and Cork.

Spokesman Stephen McNamara said: "Ryanair regrets having to close our Dublin-Cork and Dublin-Kerry routes."

Ryanair said passengers who have booked to travel on the routes after their closure will be refunded.

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