Since its launch in June 1998, the service has carried over 2.7 million customers on more than 17,000 flights.
“We are extremely proud to mark two decades of our nonstop service from Dublin to New York/Newark and thank our valued customers and the travel trade community across Ireland for choosing United,” said Bob Schumacher, United Airlines’ Managing Director Sales, United Kingdom and Ireland.
“Since 1998, our service has allowed our Irish customers to take advantage of our extensive route network from our New York/Newark hub that today offers almost 80 nonstop connections across the US, Canada, Central America and Mexico.”
Congratulating United Airlines on its significant milestone, Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said: “United Airlines is an important customer and I want to acknowledge its commitment to Dublin Airport and its Newark route since it started in 1998.
“We have worked closely with our friends at United fostering strong relationships and we were delighted to see its route network go from strength to strength with the addition of Washington and Chicago in recent years. United Airlines has carried a total of 3.5 million passengers on its three routes from Dublin Airport during those 20 years. We wish United Airlines continued success with its route network from Dublin Airport and we are committed to work closely with the airline to grow passenger numbers further.”
United flight UA22 departs from Dublin daily at 9:20am, arriving at New York/Newark at 11:35am the same day. The return flight departs from New York/Newark at 7:35pm, arriving in Dublin at 7:05am the next day. Dublin-New York/Newark flights are operated by Boeing 777-200 aircraft with a total of 364 seats – 28 flat-bed seats in United Polaris business class and 336 seats in United Economy, including 102 Economy Plus seats.
United Airlines has been serving Ireland for 20 years. In addition to the daily, year-round service from Dublin to New York/Newark, United today offers its customers from Ireland nonstop flights on a seasonal basis from Dublin to Washington/Dulles and Chicago and from Shannon to New York/Newark. All flights are conveniently timed to connect at United’s U.S hubs with an extensive network of services to destinations throughout the Americas.
United operates the largest hub in the New York City metropolitan area at Newark Liberty International Airport. Located just 14 miles from downtown Manhattan, the airport offers the fastest surface transfer journeys to many parts of the city, including the AirTrain service to New York Penn Station in midtown Manhattan, with a journey time of less than 30 minutes. From New York/Newark, United operates flights to more than 280 destinations in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, including more than 100 served nonstop.