Dublin Airport has said that Aer Lingus will re-start its direct service from Dublin to San Francisco, starting from December 12, allowing customers to travel to the West Coast of the US.
The new direct flights from Dublin to San Francisco will operate four times per week from December 12, 2021 to January 12, 2022 on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Two additional flights will operate a week prior to Christmas and post-Christmas, from December 16 – December 18 and December 30 – January 1 for the festive season.
From February 25, Aer Lingus will fly direct to San Francisco four times per week.
The Dublin to San Francisco service reconnects Ireland with the West Coast for the first time since March 2020. The route is also expected to benefit business travellers, as San Francisco’s Silicon Valley is home to some of the world’s largest technology companies, with many of these companies having their European headquarters in Ireland.
With its iconic Golden Gate Bridge, charming Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz penitentiary, and eclectic mix of architecture and steep hills, San Francisco has also been a popular tourist destination for travellers looking to start their west coast experience.
‘San Francisco is the global tech centre of the world and many of the companies based there have offices in Ireland. This direct route will further grow tourism and trade between Ireland and the US and provide greater choice and flexibility for both business and leisure passengers. We will work closely with Aer Lingus to ensure this service is a success in both directions,’ said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison.
Aer Lingus Chief Customer Officer, Susanne Carberry, said ‘The re-start of our direct service from Dublin to San Francisco means that we can once again connect families, friends and businesses with the West Coast of the United States. This is an important milestone in the recovery of our business, and will no doubt be very meaningful to those people with connections on the West Coast and businesses with connections in San Francisco itself.’
The resumption of the Dublin to San Francisco route sees Aer Lingus’ North American schedule increase to a total of seven destinations, Newark, Orlando, Washington and Toronto in Canada being others that resumed over the past weeks.