Ryanair & The New Rose Of Tralee Celebrate 3.5m Ryanair Passengers At Kerry
Ryanair, Ireland’s favourite airline and Europe’s only ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC), today (22 Aug) celebrated its 3.5mth passenger at Kerry, Frank Coffey (originally from Killarney), who was greeted by the new Rose of Tralee, Hayley O’Sullivan, from Texas.
Since Ryanair first arrived in Kerry in June 1997, it has grown to operate 5 routes, carrying 3.5m passengers and high-spending visitors to/from Kerry. Ryanair will carry over 250,000 passengers to/from Kerry in 2013, sustaining over 25* “on-site” jobs at Kerry Airport.
To celebrate carrying 3.5m passengers at Kerry, Ryanair is launching a seat sale with 100,000 seats across its European network at prices starting from just €19.99 for travel on Mon, Tues, Wed and Thur in October and November, which are available for booking until midnight Mon (26 Aug).
Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said:
"Ryanair and the newly-crowned Rose of Tralee, Hayley O’Sullivan,were delighted to welcome Ryanair’s 3.5mth passenger at Kerry Airport, Frank Coffey, who left Killarney for the UK 65 years ago, with the intention of only staying for two weeks.Over the last 16 years, Ryanair has continued to grow at Kerry and we now offer passengers a choice of five low fare destinations from Kerry Airport to Alicante, Faro, Frankfurt Hahn, London Luton and London Stansted.
Ryanair beats every other airline with our lowest fares, no fuel surcharges guaranteed, the most on-time flights, fewest cancellations and least mishandled bags, and to celebrate 3.5m passengers at Kerry, we are launching a 100,000 seat sale on over 1,000 routes across our European network with prices starting from just €19.99 for travel on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in October and November, which are available for booking until midnight Monday (26 Aug).”
Ryanair’s 3.5mth Kerry passenger, Frank Coffey said:
“I am absolutely overwhelmed by the welcome I received at Kerry Airport. It was a wonderful start to my holiday. I fly home to see my family in Killarney several times a year and I always come home for my brother John’s birthday. He will be 94 this year so I am delighted to celebrate his milestone with the rest of my family.”
Kerry Airport Director, Peter Moore said:
“Kerry Airport is delighted to welcome our 3.5mth Ryanair passenger to Kerry. We will continue to work closely with Ryanair to grow tourism in the region and we hope to build on this successful partnership and bring more tourists into Kerry and the Southwest Region.”