Ireland now Delta’s 5th biggest European market as Dublin-Boston seasonal route takes off

  • 30 flights a day during summer 2017 to North America
  • Delta’s third service joins JFK year round & Atlanta seasonal
  • Ireland is Delta’s fifth largest European market.
  • Another service for Siobhan Scanlan

Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison with Rye Carroll travelling on Delta’s inaugural flight to Boston and Alex Antilla, Delta’s Director Transatlantic Network.

With a flamboyant cake cutting ceremony and collection of red and blue ribbons, Delta’s’ third service from Dublin to the United States took toe the skies Friday May 25.

The service will continue until October. The seasonal B757-200 daily flight to Boston joins Delta’s year-round operation to New York-JFK and seasonal service to Atlanta. Delta’s three services will use US preclearance facilities at Dublin,

Executives Alex Antilla, Siobhan Scanlan and Theresa Murphy from Delta were joined by Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison, for a cake cutting and ribbon cutting at the gate ahead of the flight’s departure. Dublin Airport has direct flights to 185 destinations in 41 countries operated by a total of 47 airlines.

Delta services are operated in conjunction with joint venture partners Air France KLM and Alitalia.

Passengers can connect to 16 onward connections at Boston Logan International Airport, where Delta offers a total of 30 destinations, including 21 in the United States.

Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison, Siobhan Scanlan, crew of the inaurugal flight, Alex Antilla, Delta’s Director Transatlantic Network, Jon Woolf of Dublin Airport and Theresa Murphy of Delta.

A record 2.7 million transatlantic passengers travelled to and from Dublin Airport last year and this figure is set to increase this year.

Dublin Airport will have 207 flights per week to 20 destinations in North America this summer, an average of 30 outbound flights per day,

More than 8.3m passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first four months of this year, up 7pc  meaning Dublin Airport has handled 528,000 additional passengers so far this year.

Alex Antilla, Delta’s director trans-Atlantic Network said “Delta has been flying to Ireland for more than 30 years and it is now Delta’s fifth largest European market. Boston has long-established ties with Ireland so we are proud to make the city more accessible through this new flight.”

Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said “I have no doubt that this route will be a very popular destination due to the strong cultural and historical links that exist between Ireland and Boston. This new daily flight offers further choice and flexibility for both leisure and business passengers. We wish Delta every success with this new summer service.”

  • DL155 departs Dublin at 10.15am, arrives in Boston at 12.40pm
  • DL154 departs Boston at 9.10pm, arrives in Dublin at 08.30am (next day)





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