UNITED Airlines resumed its daily service to New York/Newark at Shannon Airport today marking the airline’s first scheduled flight from Shannon since October 2019, following the US travel ban at the height of the Covid pandemic.
The service is set to operate until the end of October and departs daily at 12.30pm.
Describing United Airlines as a valued partner, Shannon Group chief executive Mary Considine said that with its hub status and onward connections, the Newark service is a key component of Shannon’s transatlantic connectivity for the west of Ireland.
United Airlines Sales Manager Martina Coogan said that passengers can now avail of a direct connection to the US, as well as a route network at Newark, offering nonstop connections to over 90 destinations across the Americas.”
Shannon was the first US immigration pre-inspection facility in Europe established in 1986, later becoming a full pre-clearance operation in 2009.
Today’s journey for passengers was made easier by the airport’s recent introduction of a new security screening system which halves time spent in this area. Shannon is the only state airport in Ireland to operate this cutting-edge technology.
The Newark service will be operated with Boeing 757-200 aircraft which carry 169 passengers.