SHANNON, 25 April 2012 – Last year Delta Air Lines transported more than 750,000 passengers between the United States and Shannon, supporting the 8% increase in tourist numbers seen from North America in 2011*. The airline continues its commitment to the Irish market with the resumption of daily nonstop service between Shannon and New York-JFK on 2 May 2012 for the summer season. This service complements Delta’s existing daily nonstop services from Dublin to New York-JFK and Atlanta.
“The U.S. has always been a major trade partner for Ireland,” said Frank Jahangir, Delta’s vice president for Sales EMEA. “Strong air links – such as Delta’s – between our two nations are key to realizing benefits for the Irish economy in terms of supporting inbound tourism to Ireland and we are already seeing very positive booking figures for the summer.”
The service from Shannon is operated with a 174 seat Boeing 757-200 and has been scheduled to ensure increased connecting opportunities in New York with a choice of over 55 onward flights to popular destinations such as Miami, Orlando and Los Angeles.
“Delta is offering customers even more travel options over the summer months with 21 weekly flights between Ireland the U.S.,” continued Jahangir. “We’re delighted to welcome back our popular seasonal services and look forward to transporting thousands more visitors to Ireland from the U.S. boosting the local economy.”
Delta’s nonstop service between Shannon and New York-JFK operates on the following schedule:
Flight Departs Arrives
DL 123 Shannon at 09.25 New York-JFK at 11:50
DL 122 New York-JFK at 20:10 Shannon at 07:50 (next day)