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Shannon Airport and United Airlines marks 25th anniversary of New York/Newark Service 

19/06/2023 Shannon Airport and United Airlines are marking the 25th anniversary of the airline’s nonstop service between Shannon and New York/Newark.   

Since its launch in June 1998, over 2 million passengers on more than 14,000 flights have been carried on that route. Today, United operates daily nonstop seasonal services from Shannon to its hubs at New York/Newark, and since 26 May 2023, Chicago O’Hare. 

United is the only U.S. airline to offer direct flights from Shannon to the United States. 

Welcoming the anniversary, Mary Considine, CEO of The Shannon Airport Group said; “On behalf of the Shannon Airport Group, we extend our warmest congratulations to United Airlines on celebrating 25 years of operating US services from Shannon Airport. This is a very important milestone as it marks United Airlines providing 25 years transatlantic connectivity that support tourism and industry in this region.  

“This anniversary celebration reflects the strength of our long-standing partnership with United. We are very proud that together we are providing our loyal passengers with key services to New York/Newark and Chicago - which launched last month and operates daily for the summer season. These services offer a gateway, directly into the Wild Atlantic Way for our transatlantic visitors. We look forward to continuing our successful collaboration and to celebrating many more years with United and our passengers.” 

Commenting on the anniversary Martina Coogan, Head of Corporate Sales U.K. and Ireland, United Airlines. “For a quarter of a century now, United has connected Shannon with the United States, offering our customers nonstop connections to the New York metropolis and the U.S. East Coast, as well as an unrivalled network of onward connections from our New York/Newark hub to over 60 destinations across the Americas.  

This milestone anniversary, as well as the recent launch of our seasonal service between Shannon and Chicago, demonstrates our ongoing commitment to this important region and to offering greater travel choice for travellers in the west of Ireland.” 
Shannon (SNN) – New York (EWR) 
Flight  From  To  Depart Arrive Frequency Aircraft Dates of Operation
UA977 SNN EWR 12.30 14.50 Daily Boeing 757-200 8th April - 28th October 2023
UA 976 EWR SNN 23.15 10.30+1 Daily Boeing 757-200 8th April - 28th October 2023
All times are local and are subject to change.
Shannon (SNN) – Chicago (ORD) 
Flight From To Depart Arrive Frequency Aircraft Dates of Operation
UA 289 SNN ORD 9.30 11.45 Daily Boeing 757-200 26th May - 28th September 2023
UA 288 ORD SNN 18.20 7.30+1 Daily Boeing 757 -200 25th May - 27th September 2023
All times are local and are subject to change.


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