29 MAY 2017
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Long-standing ties between Ireland and the US East Coast were strengthened further last week with the launch of Delta Air Lines’ new daily service to Boston.
Operating until October, it complements Delta year-round services between Dublin and New York-JFK and its summer Dublin – Atlanta route.
Director transatlantic network Alex Antilla said: “Delta has been flying to Ireland for more than 20 years and it is now our fifth largest European market. Given the relationship between Boston and Ireland, so we are proud to make the city more accessible through this new flight.”
Passengers will be able to use the US pre-clearance facilities at Dublin, meaning they save time on US arrival by having immigration and customs checks completed before departure.
The flight is a further boost for Dublin Airport, which handled a record 2.7m transatlantic passengers in 2016, a figure likely to increase this year. The airport this summer will have 414 flights a week serving 20 North American destinations, an average of 60 a day.
More than 8.3m passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in the first four months of 2017, a 7% increase over the same period last year.
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