Wednesday 17 January 2018

Bid to find carrier for airport

Majella O'Sullivan

SEPARATE meetings are to take place with Ryanair and Aer Arann this week in a bid to secure a carrier for the public service obligation (PSO) contract at a regional airport.

A special meeting of Kerry County Council yesterday heard an announcement was imminent from Aer Arann this week that could put it in a "stronger position" to take over the PSO contract at Kerry Airport in November.

Ryanair announced it was to end its contract with the Department of Transport on October 31 which provided three return flights from Kerry to Dublin each day.

Ryanair said from that date it would operate one flight to Dublin each day. The airline is seeking compensation from the Government for extra airport charges and taxes. It cited a rise in taxes and airport costs as the reason for the discontinuation of the service.

Irish Independent

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