Dublin Airport has said that American Airlines will operate a new Dublin-Dallas Fort Worth summer service, starting from June 2019.
The new summer service will begin on June 6 and will run until September 28, 2019. The flight will depart Dallas at 20.35, arriving in Dublin at 11.40 the following day. The return flight will depart Dublin at 13.40, arriving in Dallas at 17.45.
The daily service will be Ireland’s first direct flight to Dallas, American’s largest hub for connecting traffic. It will improve connectivity from Ireland to Texas and also to a large number of onward destinations in the United States and Latin America. American Airlines will operate its new daily Dallas service with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in a 285-seat three-class configuration, with 30 seats in Business, 21 in Premium Economy, and 234 seats in Economy.
‘Dallas is an excellent addition to the existing route network from Dublin Airport and we’re delighted that American Airlines will be serving this market with a daily summer service from next year,’ said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison. ‘This new route will further grow tourism and trade between Ireland and the US, and we look forward to working closely with American to promote the new service on both sides of the Atlantic,’ Mr Harrison added.
‘Connecting Dublin with Dallas Fort Worth provides Irish travellers with direct access to the largest hub of American, the world’s largest airline,’ said Vasu Raja, American’s Vice President, Network and Schedule Planning. ‘This is the first time Ireland and Texas have been connected with a direct flight and the new service will meet the increased demand for travel between both markets. From Dallas, Irish travellers can connect onto top onward destinations including Hawaii, Las Vegas, Cancun, Los Angeles and New Orleans.’
Dublin Airport’s 17th US destination, Dallas will be the first city in the South Central region of the United States to have a direct service to Ireland.
Dublin Airport is the sixth largest airport in Europe for transatlantic flights. For summer 2018, 10 airlines are operating a total of 446 flights per week to and from Dublin Airport to 20 North American destinations, which is an average of 64 transatlantic flights daily, the airport said.