Kerry Airport has confirmed it is to begin talks with Ryanair in the coming days on the airline's planned provision of an air service between Dublin and Kerry.

Last week Kerry Airport described as inaccurate and premature Ryanair's claim it would be operating the route from July 28 saying there had been no formal discussion between the parties.

Ryanair said it would begin offering flights on a commercial basis following the collapse of Stobart Air, which had been running the state subsidised Public Service Obligation (PSO) route.

"Ryanair has notified Kerry Airport that it intends to operate the route once a day until the end of August and has committed to restoring a twice-daily service from September," Kerry Airport said in a statement.

"We are looking forward to welcoming passengers who wish to avail of the service between Kerry and Dublin which can now be booked at Ryanair.com", he added.

Two weeks ago the Government announced Ryanair was to begin flying the route from 19 July following a rapid tender process following the closure of Stobart Air.

But Ryanair quickly issued a conflicting statement the same day saying that while it had offered to operate a non-subsidised service between Dublin and Kerry, no agreement had yet been concluded.

It said that statement from Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan was issued without it being consulted, and was "premature and inaccurate".