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Shannon Airport And United Mark 25 Years Of Newark Service

By Dave Simpson
Shannon Airport And United Mark 25 Years Of Newark Service

Shannon Airport and United Airlines are marking the 25th anniversary of the airline’s non-stop service between Shannon and New York/Newark.


Since its launch in June 1998, over two million passengers on more than 14,000 flights have been carried on that route. Today, United operates daily non-stop seasonal services from Shannon to its hubs in New York/Newark and, since 26 May 2023, Chicago O’Hare.

United is the only US airline to offer direct flights from Shannon to the United States.



Welcoming the anniversary, Mary Considine, CEO of the Shannon Airport Group, said, “On behalf of the Shannon Airport Group, we extend our warmest congratulations to United Airlines on celebrating 25 years of operating US services from Shannon Airport. This is a very important milestone, as it marks United Airlines providing 25 years [of] transatlantic connectivity that support[s] tourism and industry in this region.

“This anniversary celebration reflects the strength of our long-standing partnership with United. We are very proud that, together, we are providing our loyal passengers with key services to New York/Newark and Chicago, which launched last month and operates daily for the summer season. These services offer a gateway directly into the Wild Atlantic Way for our transatlantic visitors. We look forward to continuing our successful collaboration, and to celebrating many more years with United and our passengers.”

Commenting on the anniversary, Martina Coogan, head of corporate sales, UK and Ireland, United Airlines, said, “For a quarter of a century now, United has connected Shannon with the United States, offering our customers 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 60 destinations across the Americas.

“This milestone anniversary, as well as the recent launch of our seasonal service between Shannon and Chicago, demonstrates our ongoing commitment to this important region, and to offering greater travel choice for travellers in the west of Ireland.”

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