United Airlines carries almost 2m passengers between Shannon and Newark as it celebrates milestone

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United Airlines has marked 20 years of services between Shannon and Newark Airport. Since its launch in June 1998, the service has carried over 1.9m customers on more than 13,500 flights.

Bob Schumacher, United Airlines’ Managing Director Sales, British and Irish markets, said: “Since 1998, our service has allowed our customers from the West of Ireland to take advantage of our extensive route network from our New York/Newark hub that today offers 75 nonstop connections across the US, Canada and Mexico.”

Shannon Airport Managing Director Andrew Murphy said that “this is a very important milestone.  Not only does it mark 20 years of flying, it marks 20 years of supporting tourism and industry in this region. Newark is such an accessible airport and New York is, of course, the most popular city in terms of transatlantic services between Ireland and the US.  We appreciate United Airlines’ commitment in serving Shannon for the last 20 years and look forward to celebrating the next milestone.”

Andrew Murphy, Managing Director Shannon Airport, Isabel Harrison, Shannon Airport, Declan Power, Shannon Airport, Martina Coogan, United Country Sales Manager Ireland, and Brian Hughes, Corporate Sales United, at the celebration. Photo: Arthur Ellis.

Operating on a seasonal basis (during 2018 from 10th March to 27th October), United flight UA24 departs from Shannon daily at 12:30pm, arriving at Newark at 2:45pm the same day. The return flight departs from Newark at 9:55pm, arriving in Shannon at 9:15am. the next day. Shannon-New York/Newark flights are operated by Boeing 757-200 aircraft with a total of 169 seats – 16 flat-bed seats in United Polaris business class, 45 in United Economy Plus, and 108 in United Economy.

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In addition to the seasonal service from Shannon to Newark, United offers its customers from year-round nonstop flights from Dublin to Newark and on a seasonal basis from Dublin to Washington/Dulles and Chicago.  All flights are conveniently timed to connect at United’s U.S hubs with an extensive network of services to destinations throughout the Americas. 

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