American Airlines expands Dublin service

American Airlines plans to expand operations from Dublin next summer, with three seasonal services returning to Charlotte, Chicago O’Hare and Dallas-Fort Worth. This proceeds will complement the airline’s existing year-round service from Philadelphia and will run daily through October 29.

Given that the United States is Ireland’s most important long-haul market, American Airlines is looking to regain at least 96% of its passenger capacity in 2019. The return of seasonal services enables the Fort Worth-based airline to offer more of 13,600 seats per week on up to 56 flights, Rhett Workman, US General Manager for Europe, Middle East and Asia welcomed the news:

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“We are proud to continue to expand our footprint across Europe with more flights from Dublin to our hubs in the United States, providing more flexible travel options for our customers who are eager to take back the skies. American Airlines expresses its gratitude to our oneworld partner Atlantic Joint Business Air Lingus and Dublin Airport Authority for their support in building a stronger customer-centric hub in Dublin.”

Departure from Dublin

The Dublin-Charlotte route will reopen for the first time since 2019, using the airline’s Boeing 777-200ER. In that time, the route carried an estimated 77,220 passengers. With 273 seats in three different cabin classes, American Airlines will offer 10% more capacity than it did three years ago.

Flight Number. time to leave Arrival time
AA 725 (DUB – CLT) 11:15 14:30
AA 724 (CLT – DUB) 16:45 05:20 +1

The airline expects a busy summer. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | simple flight

Given that Chicago O’Hare is Ireland’s second most important transatlantic destination, it makes sense that American Airlines would give this route a major comeback. Before the pandemic, the airline carried more than 487,100 passengers, which is why the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner will be used this time.

Flight Number. time to leave Arrival time
AA 209 (DUB – WORD) 09:30 11:30
AA 208 (WORD – DUB) 22:10 11:40 +1

As for the Dublin-Dallas-Forth Worth route, American Airlines used to carry an estimated 53,970 passengers before the pandemic. This time around, the airline is looking to use its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner to carry just over 230 passengers in three classes.

Flight Number. time to leave Arrival time
AA 133 (DUB – DFW) 14:55 18:35
AA 132 (DFW – DUB) 19:10 10:05 +1

Then there’s the year-round service to Philadelphia, which was used to mobilize nearly 243,000 travelers before the pandemic. The numbers aren’t shocking, given that Dublin is Philadelphia’s second busiest European destination, so the route is also operated on the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

Flight Number. time to leave Arrival time
AA 723 (DUB – PHL) 13:55 15:55
AA 722 (PHL – DUB) 18:00 05:35 +1

sustainable partnerships

American Airlines has a longstanding partnership with Dublin Airport, having flown there for the first time in 2005 on the Chicago-Dublin route. Since then, American Airlines has beefed up its presence in Ireland, and even more so at Dublin Airport, to help it outpace European rivals such as Gatwick and Manchester Airport in terms of connectivity to the United States.

The airline is experiencing all-around international growth. Photo: Getty Images

I look ahead

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit Dublin Airport particularly hard, and the airport is still making progress in rebuilding its global reach. Thus, the news of the return of American Airlines with more services is undoubtedly good news for Dublin Airport, as it was celebrated Dalton Phillips, CEO of DAA, operator of Dublin Airport:

“It is great to see American Airlines expand. In Ireland, we have deep ties to the United States, so this new expansion of connectivity is great news for business and leisure travelers alike. We look forward to continuing to work with American Airlines in promoting for the extended services it provides at Dublin Airport.

Partnerships with more than 40 airlines, such as American Airlines, have enabled Dublin Airport to offer destinations to Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas and Philadelphia, some of only 180 destinations, along with Amsterdam, Barcelona and Reykjavik.

Source: Aviacionline

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