Start date for Kerry Berlin direct flights

The first flights on the Kerry Berlin route, which was recently announced by Ryanair, will start on Thursday November 2 and seats can be booked now.

The service will operate every Thursday and Saturday until March 24 2018 with incoming flights departing Berlin's Schönefeld airport at 3pm and landing in Kerry at 4.35pm.

The outbound flight from Kerry will depart at 5pm, arriving in Berlin at 8.35pm.

"The announcement of the new Kerry-Berlin service from November 2017 has underlined the importance of Kerry as a destination and gateway for the German tourist market and will ensure increased visitor numbers to the region," said Kerry Airport Financial Controller Basil Sheerin.

"Berlin is home to 3.5 million people and a number of high tech firms in the pharmaceutical, biomedical engineering, electronics and media corporations sectors. We will work closely with all sectors in Kerry over the coming months to promote the county as a great tourist destination and a top location in which to do business," Mr Sheerin said.