2 JULY 2018


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Article from BTNews 2 JULY 2018

Delta in Dublin 30-year record

More celebrations for Ireland’s capital arrived last week as Delta Air Lines marked the 30th anniversary of serving Dublin Airport.

The airline first flew from Atlanta via Shannon in June 1988, using a Lockheed L-1011-500 TriStar five times a week.

Thirty years on from that maiden flight, Delta says it is stronger than ever in Ireland, operating non-stop from Dublin to three cities in the US – Atlanta, Boston and New York-JFK – with the Airbus A330 and Boeing B767s and B757s, all with upgraded interiors.

Country manager for the UK and Ireland Nadia Clinton said: “We’ve more than quadrupled our capacity from Dublin since our first flight 30 years ago, offering three daily flights this summer and nearly 5,000 seats each week.

“We’ve also invested heavily in our customer experience through new menus, movies and messaging to offer our passengers a more comfortable and enjoyable flight across the Atlantic.”

Dublin Airport managing director Vincent Harrison added: “Delta is Dublin Airport’s longest serving North American carrier and has played an important part in Dublin’s transatlantic growth over the past three decades.

“We thank the airline for its commitment to Dublin and Ireland and will continue to work closely to grow its passenger numbers further.”



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