Dublin's longest-serving US transatlantic carrier Delta celebrates 30th anniversary of first US service

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Delta has celebrated 30 years of flying from Dublin to the United States, carrying almost 5m passengers in that time.
In June 1988, Delta flew to Dublin from Atlanta via Shannon using a Lockheed L-1011-500 TriStar aircraft five times a week. It now operates nonstop flights to three cities from Dublin – Atlanta, Boston and New York-JFK – on Airbus A330, Boeing 767 and 757 aircraft. The airline also has a summer service from Shannon to New York-JFK.

Edel Redmond, B2B Marketing Executive at Dublin Airport; Graham Farhall, Delta's Regional Director Finance; Siobhan Scanlon, Delta's Head of Sales for Britain and Ireland; Nadia Clinton, Country Manager for Britain and Ireland at Delta; and Brain Gallagher, Aviation Business Development, Dublin Airport, June 27, 2018

Edel Redmond, B2B Marketing Executive at Dublin Airport; Graham Farhall, Delta’s Regional Director Finance; Siobhan Scanlon, Delta’s Head of Sales for Britain and Ireland; Nadia Clinton, Country Manager for Britain and Ireland at Delta; and Brain Gallagher, Aviation Business Development, Dublin Airport, June 27

“We’ve more than quadrupled our capacity from Dublin since our first flight 30 years ago, offering three daily flights this summer and nearly 5,000 seats each week from the capital,” said Nadia Clinton, Delta’s Country Manager for Britain and Ireland. “We’ve also invested heavily in our customer experience new menus, movies and messaging to ensure a more comfortable and enjoyable flight.”
To celebrate the milestone, Delta offered upgrades and lounge access to the 30th person to check in for its flights at Dublin Airport today.
“Dublin Airport welcomed over 4.8m passengers in 1988 and this year it will surpass the 30m passenger milestone. Delta Air Lines is Dublin Airport’s longest serving US North American carrier, it has played an important part in Dublin’s transatlantic growth over the past three decades and I want to thank the airline for its commitment to Dublin and Ireland,” said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison.
“We have worked closely with our friends in Delta fostering strong relationships since it started its Dublin-Atlanta service and we were delighted to see the airline’s route network go from strength to strength with its year-round New York-JFK service and seasonal route to Boston.
“Delta has carried almost 5m passengers – the equivalent of the population of Ireland – on its three routes from Dublin Airport during those 30 years.”

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