United Airlines has confirmed that it will be offering a nonstop, roundtrip service between Newark Airport in New Jersey and Shannon Airport from next spring. This is great news for the tourism industry in the Mid-West of Ireland and for Adare.
“Shannon – New York/Newark is available for sale and currently scheduled to resume as a seasonal daily service from 27 March 2022,” United Airlines confirmed in a recent statement. A spokesperson for Shannon Group, the parent company of Shannon Airport, said: “We welcome United’s statement that Shannon – New York/Newark is available for sale and currently scheduled to resume as a seasonal daily service from 27 March 2022.
“We have been in constant discussions with United and all our airline partners on the resumption of transatlantic services for 2022. These efforts will intensify as we continue to build back air services and look to restore our connectivity lost to the pandemic.”
The transatlantic route, which first launched in June 1998, was suspended in 2020 due to the pandemic. United later opted not to run the route in 2021, which Shannon Airport said was a “disappointment.” Shannon Airport previously said that United’s Newark – Shannon route boasted “strong passenger numbers.”« Adare Public Realm Plan – Workshop Walking Event callout/24th September.Adare prove too strong for Ballysteen in Limerick Co SFC quarter-final. »