The new routes will be operated by French airline Chalair and will run every Saturday. Passengers opting for the new routes will fly aboard the 70-seater ATR72 aircraft.

John Mulhern, CEO of Kerry Airport, said: “The airline has been serving Brittany for many years and these new routes from Kerry will be the airline's first in Ireland.

"They will be a welcome addition to the offerings for passengers from Kerry Airport seeking to explore and relax in a most beautiful region of France, while the French people will now have new routes into Ireland to enjoy all that Kerry and the region has to offer.

"Ultimately, this will boost the local economy during the peak tourism season and sow the seeds for the development of additional routes from France in the years to come."

With the two new routes added, the airport now offers a total of nine flight routes.