United Airlines Marks 20th Anniversary of Shannon-New York/Newark Service

Over 1.9 million customers carried on the service since 1998


SHANNON, June 14, 2018 – United Airlines is marking 20 years of its nonstop service between Shannon and New York/Newark. Since its launch in June 1998, the service has carried over 1.9 million customers on more than 13,500 flights.

“We are delighted to mark 20 years of our nonstop service from Shannon to New York/Newark” said Bob Schumacher, United Airlines’ Managing Director Sales, United Kingdom and Ireland. “Since 1998, our service has allowed our customers from the West of Ireland to take advantage of our extensive route network from our New York/Newark hub that today offers 75 nonstop connections across the US, Canada and Mexico.”

Said Shannon Airport Managing Director Andrew Murphy “This is a very important milestone.  Not only does it mark 20 years of flying, it marks 20 years of supporting tourism and industry in this region.  Newark is such an accessible airport and New York is, of course, the most popular city in terms of transatlantic services between Ireland and the US.  We appreciate United Airlines’ commitment in serving Shannon for the last 20 years and look forward to celebrating the next milestone.”



Operating on a seasonal basis (during 2018 from 10th March to 27th October), United flight UA24 departs from Shannon daily at 12:30 p.m., arriving at New York/Newark at 2:45 p.m. the same day. The return flight departs from New York/Newark at 9:55 p.m., arriving in Shannon at 9:15 a.m. the next day. Shannon-New York/Newark flights are operated by Boeing 757-200 aircraft with a total of 169 seats – 16 flat-bed seats in United Polaris business class, 45 in United Economy Plus, and 108 in United Economy.


Onboard products and services

United Polaris business class, United’s new business cabin, features a reimagined, sleep-enhancing experience for intercontinental travellers.  The first phase of United Polaris is now available on board and features an elevated inflight food and beverage experience, custom bedding from Saks Fifth Avenue and exclusive amenity kits with products from Soho House & Co’s Cowshed Spa.

United Economy Plus offers added legroom and increased personal space.  Located near the front of the Economy cabin, the seats give the added benefit of allowing a swifter exit from the plane on arrival. Economy Plus seating is available on all trans-Atlantic flights. United Economy offers complimentary food, soft drinks, juices, beer and wine, tea, coffee and inflight entertainment.  On most aircraft, seats feature an adjustable headrest and a personal on-demand entertainment system.


United in Ireland

United Airlines has been serving Ireland for 20 years. In addition to the seasonal service from Shannon to New York/Newark, United today offers its customers from Ireland year-round nonstop flights from Dublin to New York/Newark and on a seasonal basis from Dublin to Washington/Dulles and Chicago.  All flights are conveniently timed to connect at United’s U.S hubs with an extensive network of services to destinations throughout the Americas.  Customers can book by visiting united.com or calling 1890-925-252, or their travel agent.

United’s New York/Newark Hub

United operates the largest hub in the New York City metropolitan area at Newark Liberty International Airport.  Located just 14 miles from downtown Manhattan, the airport offers the fastest surface transfer journeys to many parts of the city, including the AirTrain service to New York Penn Station in midtown Manhattan, with a journey time of less than 30 minutes.  From New York/Newark, United operates flights to more than 280 destinations in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, including more than 100 served nonstop.


About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 354 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world’s most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 750 mainline aircraft and the airline’s United Express carriers operate 545 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 191 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol “UAL”.