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25 JUNE 2018
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Celebrations to mark 20 years of non-stop flights between Dublin and New York Newark by United Airlines have been taking place at Dublin Airport.
The first flights were operated by Continental Airlines, which merged with United in 2010. The service has carried more than 2.7m passengers since its launch in June 1998.
“We are extremely proud to mark this two-decade anniversary and want to thank our valued customers and the travel trade community across Ireland for choosing United,” said Bob Schumacher, United’s regional managing director for sales.
“Since 1998, our service has allowed our Irish customers to take advantage of our extensive route network from our New York/Newark hub that today offers almost 80 nonstop connections across the US, Canada, Central America and Mexico.”
Congratulating the carrier, Dublin Airport managing director Vincent Harrison added: “United Airlines is an important customer and I want to acknowledge its commitment to the airport and its Newark route.
“We have worked closely with our friends at United fostering strong relationships and we were delighted to see its route network go from strength to strength with the addition of Washington and Chicago in recent years.”
United has carried some 3.5m passengers on its three routes from Dublin during its 20 years.
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