It’s estimated that it’ll bring an extra 30,000 passengers through the airport, great news for the the mid-west of Ireland. A new service connection Shannon Airport with the USA’s third biggest city has been announced.
United Airlines have revealed plans to roll out the major new route between Ireland and Chicago and it is set to run daily from next summer.
The route had previously been in operation five days a week from 2013 to 2017, and today bosses announced the new seven day service to the city’s O’Hare airport.
It’s estimated that it’ll bring an extra 30,000 passengers through the airport in 2023.
Welcoming the news Mary Considine, CEO, The Shannon Airport Group said: “Today’s announcement by United Airlines that they plan to expand their network at Shannon with a new daily service between Shannon Airport and its hub at Chicago O’Hare airport next year is fantastic news for our customers and for our staff at The Shannon Airport Group.
“Chicago is a really important U.S. gateway and is a positive addition to the daily services we already offer from Shannon to New York, Boston and Newark/New Jersey.
“Over the years Shannon has performed strongly supporting the local economy with flights to and from North America, boosting tourism and benefitting the business community. Our aviation development team have been working hard over the last few years to secure the return of this popular service.
“United Airlines are a valued airline partner at Shannon. They began operating from our airport in 1998, and since then have carried over 2.2 million passengers.
“With our US preclearance facilities, passengers flying from Shannon can arrive in the U.S. as domestic passengers, saving them considerable time. This, combined with our new security screening system will cut the journey time for passengers and delivers on our promise to make it easy for them.
“This announcement is proof that United Airlines sees further opportunities for growth at Shannon and we look forward to working closely with them on delivering those extra passengers.”
Martina Coogan, United Country Sales Manager Ireland said: “As the only US airline to offer direct flights from Shannon, we are excited to announce this further expansion of our route network from Ireland to the US
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