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Thursday 20th May: Aer Arann’sKerry – Manchester service has officially re-launched following its inaugural flight today.

Aer Arann’s Manchester Service Takes Off From Kerry

Pictured at the launch of Aer Arann's Kerry-Manchester service is Karen McCarthy, Aer Arann, Basil Sheerin, Peter Moore, Liam Chute (Kerry Airport), Captain Declan O' Grady, Aer Arann, First Officer Isolde Daly, Aer Arann and Paul Schutz, Chief Executive, Aer Arann

Over 100 people helped to join in the celebrations at Kerry Airport this afternoon as both arriving and departing Aer Arann passengers toasted the return of the service at a dedicated champagne reception.

Aer Arann announced the return of the route in March this year and since then booking figures have been excellent indicating the demand for the service throughout the county.

Speaking at the dedicated launch at Kerry Airport today, Aer Arann Chief Executive Paul Schütz said “We are delighted to have our Kerry customers back on board with us from today. Initial support for the route has been excellent which we sincerely hope will continue.

As one of the UK’s largest international hubs Manchester is a gateway to the rest of the world and with this service we are offering passengers not only a direct link to the city itself but onwards connectivity to international destinations around the globe.

We look forward to re-building our presence in the south west region over the coming months” he added.

Also commenting at the launch, Basil Sheerin of Kerry Airport said: “We greatly welcome Aer Arann’s decision to re-introduce the air link between Kerry and Manchester, which has a proven record of being profitable with satisfactory passenger loads and revenue.

The new service has the potential to greatly increase tourism income for the county and it is another vote of confidence in both Kerry Airport and Kerry as a gateway. This will have a positive economic impact on a range of sectors in the Southwest region”.

Flights to Manchester from Kerry with Aer Arann start from €39 one way including taxes. Aer Arann offers all onward connecting passengers the same baggage allowance as their connecting carrier upon proof of full itinerary and baggage allowance at check in. For further information and to make a booking visit

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