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Encyclopedia > Kerry Airport
Kerry Airport
Aerphort Chiarraí
IATA: KIR - ICAO: EIKY
Summary
Airport type public
Operator Kerry Airport
Serves Farranfore
Elevation AMSL 113 ft (35 m)
Coordinates 52°10′52″N, 9°31′53″W
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 6,562 2,000 asphalt

Kerry Airport (IATA: KIRICAO: EIKY), or Aerphort Chiarraí in Irish, often called Farranfore Airport, is an airport in County Kerry, Republic of Ireland. It is 15 minutes from Killarney and the Ring of Kerry, and 20 minutes from Tralee. It is just over one hour from both Cork and Limerick cities using the newly constructed bypass roads. It is the only airport in the republic of Ireland to be within walking distance of a train station, with Iarnród Éireann's Farranfore station half a kilometre away. A new airport bus terminal opened in Jan 2006 which has hourly bus service to Cork, Limerick, Tralee and Killarney. Over two million passengers have traveled through Kerry Airport since its first scheduled flight in 1989. Aer Arann and Ryanair are the scheduled airlines operating from the airport. An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The or meter (see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The or meter (see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Statistics Province: Munster County Town: Tralee Code: KY Area: 4,746 km² Population (2006) 139,616 Website: www. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... Ring of Kerry The Ring of Kerry is a tourist trail in County Kerry, south-western Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 51. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... 1994: Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann (IÉ; in English Irish Rail), is the national passenger railway system in Ireland. ... Farranfore railway station serves the village of Farranfore in County Kerry. ... Aer Arann is a privately-held regional airline based in Dublin, Ireland. ... Ryanair (ISEQ: RYA, LSE: RYA, NASDAQ: RYAAY) is an Irish airline headquartered in Dublin. ...


The first aircraft to land at Kerry was flown by Captain Milo Carr of the Department of Transport and Power on 25 August 1969. The first scheduled flight from Kerry Airport was on 22 May 1989 to Dublin by Aer Lingus, followed the next day by Ryanair to London Luton. The first large passenger jet to use the new facility was a Boeing 757. The first Transatlantic charter flight was operated by American Trans Air from New York. August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... May 22 is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... Aer Lingus is the national airline of Ireland. ... For other uses, see Luton (disambiguation). ... The Boeing 757 is an American medium to long haul commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Category: ... NY redirects here. ...


Ryanair introduced its Kerry to Frankfurt (Hahn) service on 1 April 2003. The airport is a PLC but not quoted on any stock exchange. It had a profit of EURO 385,000 in 2004 on a turnover of EURO 6.4 million. The main shareholders in Kerry Airport are the Kerry Group, Bin Mahfouz family, Kerry County Council, ESB - Irish National Electricity Company and Denis Kelleher. Frankfurt-Hahn Airport [German: Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn] (IATA: HHN,ICAO: EDFH) is an international aviation facility located between the towns of Simmern and Kirchberg in the Rhein-Hunsrück district of Rhineland-Palatinate in central western Germany. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Kerry Airport employs 49 people and is reported to offer some of the lowest costs to airlines in Europe.

Contents

Airlines and destinations

Aer Arann is a privately-held regional airline based in Dublin, Ireland. ... Ryanair (ISEQ: RYA, LSE: RYA, NASDAQ: RYAAY) is an Irish airline headquartered in Dublin. ...

Government support

The Irish Government subvents regional services under a Public Service Obligation programme. A tender is offered for airlines to provide a minimum level of service in return for subsidy and a monopoly of the route. The tender is published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Aer Arann were recently re-awarded the PSO for the 2005 offer programme. This article refers to Public Service Obligations in the field of Transportation. ... The Official Journal of the European Union is the gazette of record for the European Union. ...


On the 21 February 2007, the Irish Government announced that Kerry Airport would receive almost €17.7 million in capital grant money.


Ground transportation

A Shuttle Bus operates in conjunction with the Ryanair Frankfurt service to Farranfore and Killarney with transfers to Tralee and An Daingean/Dingle. WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... John Street, Dingle An Daingean (Dingle) is a growing town in County Kerry in the Republic of Ireland, on the Atlantic coast some 50 km west-south-west of Tralee and 80 km west-north-west of Killarney. ...


Kerry Airport has a new bus terminal which opened in January 2006 which has scheduled bus service throughout Ireland.


The airport is 500 metres (530 yards) from Farranfore village via a lit footpath which has an Iarnród Éireann railway station. 1994: Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann (IÉ; in English Irish Rail), is the national passenger railway system in Ireland. ...


Car hire and taxi services are available.


Airport data

Kerry Airport has a new runway 2,000m x 45m which was opened in May 1994. It developed from a runway of 1,090m x 23m in 1969 to a runway of 1239m x 30m in 1989. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • Aerodrome Reference Point: 52.1052° N 09.3153.° W
  • Elevation: 113ft AMSL
  • Reference Temperature: 18.6 (July)
  • Magnetic Variation: 08.22W (1994) Annual Decrease 09.2
  • Runway: 08/26
  • Dimensions: 2,000 metre x 45 metre Asphalt Surface
  • Lighting: Runway Edge Threshold, End, Taxiway, Apron
  • PAPI: Runway 26 3 degrees. Runway 08 3 degrees
  • Approach: Runway 26 CAT 1 Calvert 900 m with five crossbars. Runway 08 ILS 420m C/L with one crossbar
  • Instrument Approaches: Runway 26 ILS. Runway 08 NDB/DME
  • ILS: CAT 1
  • Fire Cover: CAT 6
  • PCN: 44/F/C/W/T

See also

By IATA code: A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z By ICAO code: A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R... Statistics Province: Munster County Town: Tralee Code: KY Area: 4,746 km² Population (2006) 139,616 Website: www. ...

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