20th June 2023

Shannon Airport and United Airlines mark 25th anniversary of New York/Newark Service 


On Monday,  June 19, Shannon Airport hosted a 25th anniversary celebration to recognise the contribution made by United Airlines, the only U.S. airline to offer direct flights from Shannon to the United States.

Since 1998, United has carried over 2 million  passengers from Shannon Airport to the Unither States, on more than 14,000 flights.

Today, United operates daily nonstop seasonal services from Shannon to its hubs at New York/Newark, and since 26 May 2023, Chicago O’Hare.

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. This is a very important milestone as it marks United Airlines providing 25 years transatlantic connectivity that support tourism and industry in this region.

“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. “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.”



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