Kilkenny Airport

Coordinates: 52°39′03″N 007°17′46″W / 52.65083°N 7.29611°W / 52.65083; -7.29611 (Kilkenny Airport)
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Kilkenny Airport

Aerphort Chill Chainnigh
Control Tower at Kilkenny Airport
Airport typePrivate Licence
OperatorKilkenny Airport
Elevation AMSL300[2] ft / 91 m
Coordinates52°39′03″N 007°17′46″W / 52.65083°N 7.29611°W / 52.65083; -7.29611 (Kilkenny Airport)
KKY is located in Ireland
Location of airport in Ireland
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 930 3,051 Grass[2]

Kilkenny Airport (IATA: KKY, ICAO: EIKK) is an airport located 1.5 NM (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) west of Kilkenny in County Kilkenny, Ireland. The aerodrome was founded in 1963 by John Hehir, Martin Mulhall, Patrick Nolan and Edward Stallard.[3] All founding members were active pilots and natives of Kilkenny.[citation needed]

The aerodrome was first licensed by the Department of Transport and Power on 30 April 1965.[3] The aerodrome has remained licensed each year since first licence issue. The current licence holder is Irish Skydiving Club Limited. The aerodrome consisted originally of two grass runways, but in 1976, this was reduced to a single runway (09/27) and the main runway was extended to 930 meters.[2]

There is a parachute club and flying club[4] based at the aerodrome and the aerodrome facilitates private domestic aircraft and private international flights, mainly from the UK. There are a number of private light aircraft based at the aerodrome. Kilkenny Airport is also home to the Kinair Air Rally, which ran every year for 25 years.[citation needed]

Kilkenny Airport was funded each year by Kilkenny County Council from 1976 to 2007. These funds assisted with the development of the airport and subsidised the operating costs of the airport.[citation needed]

In the Cabin Pressure episode Uskerty, Kilkenny airport is the destination of a fictional flight.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Airline and Airport Code Search". IATA. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "EIKK - Kilkenny" (PDF). AIP - VFR Aerodromes and Heliports. Irish Aviation Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 June 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Kilkenny Aerodrome - History". Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Kilkenny Flying Club - Contact". Archived from the original on 4 November 2017.

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