Kerry Airport Information
Kerry Airport is a regional facility serving County Kerry, the most south-western portion of Munster Province. Although undersized in comparison with the international airports in Cork and Shannon, Kerry is perfectly situated for travellers wanting to tour Killarney and the Ring of Kerry as well as Tralee and the Dingle Peninsula. Because of the rugged layout of the landscape, car rental in Kerry Airport is an attractive option for exploring the seascapes and mountain vistas in the area.
Kerry Airport has been in operation since 1969 and has handled commercially scheduled flights since 1989. In 1994, authorities put into service a new two-kilometre runway capable of landing a Boeing 757. As of 2007, the airport was to receive more than €17 million in capital grant money from the Republic of Ireland.
Over the years, numbers of airlines and scheduled flights servicing Kerry Airport have ebbed and flowed.Aer Arann recently added service to and from Manchester. Current flights to Dublin - a route mandated by Irish government public service order since 1995 - are operated by Ryanair. Ryanair also schedules regular service to London (both Luton and Stansted) and Frankfurt, as well as seasonal flights to Spain, Portugal and Germany.
Cheap car hire in Kerry Airport is a leading mode of transport, backed by cabs, buses, and a nearby train station. The towns of Killarney and Tralee are less than half an hour away by car, and both Cork and Limerick can be reached in less than 90 minutes.