(Wednesday, 31st August 2011) Aer Arann today announced details of its new direct scheduled services between Kerry and Dublin.

Aer Arann Regional flights will start on November 3rd  and the airline will operate twice daily between Kerry and Dublin offering convenient access for both business and leisure passengers including a full day return service to Dublin.

The first flight will leave Kerry every morning from Monday to Saturday at 7.30am arriving in Dublin at 8.30am while on Sundays the morning flight from Kerry will depart at 9am arriving at 10am. The evening flight to Kerry will depart Dublin at 7pm arriving in Kerry at 7.55pm seven days a week.

There will also be a mid-morning service from Dublin to Kerry at 11.10am every day and a lunchtime service from Kerry to Dublin at 12.30pm every day (see schedule below).

These flight times offer business and leisure passengers the choice of a full day or a half-day in Dublin and they also facilitate connections from Dublin to the UK, Europe and the United States.

The morning flight time from Dublin to Kerry will benefit business and leisure passengers travelling through Dublin to Kerry from the UK and the United States and the evening flight time will facilitate connecting passengers from the UK and Europe.

Commenting on the announcement Aer Arann, Chief Executive, Paul Schütz said, “We are delighted to once again operate the Kerry-Dublin route as it was one of our strongest routes when we operated it previously. We are confident that this route will perform well again with the support of the people in Kerry and Dublin and their surrounding regions.”

Mr. Schütz continued, “We believe that our flights timings offer excellent options for Kerry business passengers who need to spend a full day in Dublin or who want to connect to flights out of Dublin and they are also optimised to promote tourist and business traffic connecting to Kerry from the UK and the USA.”

“As a result we believe these flights will play an important part in the development of the economy and the promotion of tourism in the Kerry region”, Mr. Schütz concluded.

Denis Creagan, Chairman Kerry Airport today said, “Kerry Airport is delighted to see Aer Arann return to operate the Kerry to Dublin service as this route is vital for Kerry’s tourism industry and ongoing economic development. We have enjoyed an excellent working relationship with Aer Arann in the past and we look forward to welcoming Aer Arann passengers through Kerry Airport once again from 3rd November”.

Aer Arann’s Kerry-Dublin flights go on sale today, Wednesday 31st August and are available for booking on www.AerArann.com. Flights from Kerry-Dublin start at €39.99 one way including taxes. The cost of return flights on the Kerry-Dublin route will start at €69.98 including taxes.