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United Airlines Shannon New York Newark Service celebrates 20th Anniversary

United Airlines Shannon New York Newark service is celebrating 20 years of its nonstop service. Marking this special occasion, United flight UA25 was welcomed today to Shannon Airport with a water cannon salute whilst customers, guests, Pictured L-R are Andrew Murphy, Managing Director Shannon Airport, Flight Crew Ed and Oscar with Martina Coogan, United Country Sales Manager Ireland and Bob Schumacher, United Managing Director, United Kingdom and Ireland. Pic Arthur Ellis.

United Airlines Shannon New York Newark Service celebrates 20th Anniversary

United Airlines is marking 20 years of its nonstop service between Shannon and New York/Newark. Since its launch in June 1998, the service has carried over 1.9 million customers on more than 13,500 flights.

“We are delighted to mark 20 years of our nonstop service from Shannon to New York/Newark,” said Bob Schumacher, United Airlines’ Managing Director Sales, United Kingdom and Ireland. “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.”


Said Shannon Airport Managing Director Andrew Murphy “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 to serving Shannon for the last 20 years and look forward to celebrating the next milestone.”

United Airlines Shannon New York Schedule

Operating on a seasonal basis (during 2018 from March 10 to October 27), United flight UA24 departs from Shannon daily at 12:30 p.m., arriving at New York/Newark at 2:45 p.m. the same day. The return flight departs from New York/Newark at 9:55 p.m., arriving in Shannon at 9:15 a.m. 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.

Onboard products and services

United Polaris business class, United’s new business cabin, features a reimagined, sleep-enhancing experience for intercontinental travellers.  The first phase of United Polaris is now available on board and features an elevated in-flight food and beverage experience, custom bedding from Saks Fifth Avenue and exclusive amenity kits with products from Soho House & Co’s Cowshed Spa.

United Economy Plus offers added legroom and increased personal space.  Located near the front of the Economy cabin, the seats give the added benefit of allowing a swifter exit from the plane on arrival. Economy Plus seating is available on all trans-Atlantic flights. United Economy offers complimentary food, soft drinks, juices, beer and wine, tea, coffee and in-flight entertainment.  On most aircraft, seats feature an adjustable headrest and a personal on-demand entertainment system.


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