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

A full flight departed Manchester airport for Kerry indicating the high bookings and popularity of the service since it was announced in March. All passengers landing in Kerry airport were treated to a champagne reception on arrival to mark the occasion.

Commenting on the re-launch of the service today, Aer Arann Chief Executive Paul Schütz said “We are delighted to have our Kerry bound Manchester customers back on board with us from today. Initial support for the route has been excellent which we sincerely hope will continue.

In addition to our routes to Galway and Waterford from Manchester, we are offering even greater access and choice when choosing to visit the regions around Ireland. Kerry Airport is the gateway to the all that the south west of the country has to offer and we look forward to welcoming both new and existing customers on our flight in the coming weeks and months” he added.

Andrew Harrison, Commercial Director for Manchester Airport, said: “It’s great for us to see another airline adding a new destination from Manchester this Summer. Despite what we’ve seen with the volcano, there is still a large section of the Summer left for passengers to enjoy and we hope to see many of them taking advantage of the route to Ireland.”

Kerry Airport is ideally located for anyone wishing to travel for business or pleasure in the Munster region. Passengers arriving to Kerry airport from Manchester with Aer Arann will need only travel a short distance to find the Lakes of Killarney, the Ring of Kerry, the Rose of Tralee festival, the Dingle Peninsula, the Irish Open Golf and much more.

Flights to Kerry from Manchester with Aer Arann start from £36 one way including taxes. For further information and to make a booking visit

Published on: 14/06/2010 12:51:35