Over 2 million passengers carried on the route since 1998 on more than 14,000 flights United Airlines is the only U.S. airline to offer direct flights from Shannon Airport to the United States
Shannon Airport and United Airlines are marking the 25th anniversary of the airline’s nonstop service between Shannon and New York/Newark
Since its launch in June 1998, over 2 million passengers on more than 14,000 flights have been carried on that route. Today, United operates daily nonstop seasonal services from Shannon to its hubs at New York/Newark, and since 26 May 2023, Chicago O’Hare.
United is the only U.S. airline to offer direct flights from Shannon to the United States.
Welcoming the anniversary, Mary Considine, CEO of The Shannon Airport Group said, “On behalf of the Shannon Airport Group, we extend our warmest congratulations to United Airlines on celebrating 25 years of operating US services from Shannon Airport.”
the Shannon Airport Group CEO said the achievements marks “a very important milestone” of United Airlines “providing 25 years of transatlantic connectivity that support tourism and industry in this region”.
She said, “This anniversary celebration reflects the strength of our long-standing partnership with United. We are very proud that together we are providing our loyal passengers with key services to New York/Newark and Chicago – which launched last month and operates daily for the summer season. These services offer a gateway, directly into the Wild Atlantic Way for our transatlantic visitors. We look forward to continuing our successful collaboration and to celebrating many more years with United and our passengers.”
Commenting on the anniversary Martina Coogan, Head of Corporate Sales U.K. and Ireland, United Airlines said, “For a quarter of a century now, United has connected Shannon with the United States, offering our customers nonstop connections to the New York metropolis and the U.S. East Coast, as well as an unrivalled network of onward connections from our New York/Newark hub to over 60 destinations across the Americas.
“This milestone anniversary, as well as the recent launch of our seasonal service between Shannon and Chicago, demonstrates our ongoing commitment to this important region and to offering greater travel choice for travellers in the west of Ireland.”