According to a statement published on DublinAirport.com, United has carried close to 3.5 million customers on more than 20,000 flights on that route since it launched in June 1998. The airline currently operates daily year-round direct flights from Dublin Airport to New York/Newark and Washington, DC, as well as seasonal direct flights from Dublin to Chicago.
The statement published on DublinAirport.com quoted United Airlines’ head of corporate sales, UK and Ireland, as saying, “For a quarter of a century now, United has connected Dublin with the United States, offering our customers in Ireland non-stop connections to the New York metropolis and the US east coast, as well as an unrivalled network of onward connections from our New York/Newark hub to over 100 destinations across the Americas. With such an important relationship between Ireland the United States, this route demonstrates the importance of bringing families and businesses together across the Atlantic.”
The statement published on DublinAirport.com also quoted operator DAA’s CEO, Kenny Jacobs, as saying, “I am delighted to congratulate United Airlines on reaching the 25th anniversary of operating non-stop flights between Dublin Airport and New York/Newark. We are proud to have been a part of United’s journey since 1998, and we value our strong partnership. Over the years, we have witnessed United’s route network expand, with the addition of routes to Washington and Chicago. We remain committed to working closely with United Airlines to further enhance passenger numbers and ensure continued success.
“Our pre-clearance facilities at Dublin Airport offer passengers a seamless travel experience, saving valuable time upon arrival in the US. We extend our gratitude to United’s loyal customers and the travel trade community across Ireland for their ongoing support.”
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