United Airlines has announced plans to launch daily nonstop flights between San Francisco and Dublin.
The new route will commence on June 5, 2020 (from San Francisco), with flight UA852 departing the Californian city at 1555, landing in Dublin at 0945 the following day, returning as flight UA853 at 1150, arriving back into San Francisco at 1420. The service will be operated by the carrier’s B787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
United will be competing with Aer Lingus on the route – the Irish carrier relaunched flights between Dublin and San Francisco in 2014.
United also operates year-round nonstop flights from Dublin to New York’s Newark airport, as well as seasonal services to from Dublin to Washington Dulles and Chicago, and from Shannon to Newark.
The carrier says that it will offer more daily business class seats between Dublin and the US than any other US airline this coming summer.
Commenting on the news Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of international network, said:
“Dublin and the Silicon Valley are two regions synonymous with big tech. Many global tech companies have a major footprint in both regions, and they need a carrier with an extensive worldwide network to help conveniently connect their business.
“As the only US airline to serve Ireland from the West Coast, United is uniquely suited to provide the connectivity these companies and economies need to continue thriving.”