Published on March 26th, 2019 | by Mark Dwyer


New Manager for Kerry Airport

New Kerry Airport Manager John Mulhern

Kerry Airport have announced the appointment of John Mulhern as new General Manager. Mr. Mulhern takes over from Peter Moore who is retiring after 30 years of service. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer at Mater Private Hospital Cork.

“I’ve landed in Kerry Airport at a very exciting and positive time for the airport which plays such a key role as a gateway to Kerry,” he said. “Passenger numbers were up nine percent in 2018, a newly refurbished Fire Station is currently under construction, the Gateway Bar and Restaurant have been refurbished and the magnificent new-look pre-boarding area in the departures lounge has led to an improved and more pleasant travel experience for outbound passengers. I’m looking forward to working with the Board to ensure that Kerry Airport remains a major gateway between Kerry and global commercial and tourism markets for many years to come,” he added.

During an event to mark the announcement, it was also announced that Babcock International is to open a helicopter base at Kerry Airport to service oil and gas exploration of the southwest coast. Babcock, formerly known as Bond Helicopters, have a similar base at Cork Airport where Eurocpter EC135 T2+ (H135) EI-KEL is based.

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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