DELTA Air Lines are to restart their daily seasonal service from Shannon Airport to New York in May 2024.
It will be the first time since 2019 that Delta operate a service from Shannon to JFK. Shannon was the first airport in Ireland that Delta had flights from with the relationship between both parties stretching back to 1986.
Taking flight from May 25th 2014, the service will provide an additional 2,700 weekly seats on the JFK route. Flights from Shannon will depart daily at 11:55 with flights from New York arriving in Co Clare at 10:10. The service will be operated with a Boeing 757-200 aircraft with 193 seats and feature Delta’s domestic First Class, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin service.
CEO of the Shannon Airport Group, Mary Considine outlined that they have been working closely with Delta Airlines to bring the route back to Shannon. “The additional daily service to this important gateway of JFK will further boost connectivity to the US, helping our customers to reach global export markets, attract Foreign Direct Investment and bring international visitors to the West of Ireland – all of which help drive economic activity”.
She added, “This new service is excellent news for passengers from this region and inbound passengers who wish to explore the Wild Atlantic Way. We have enjoyed a considerable transatlantic market rebound generally since Covid. In addition to New York/JFK services, we also have services to Boston, Chicago and New York/Newark. There is a particular demand for services directly into the west of Ireland through Shannon and we are delighted to be able to facilitate this through airline partners such as Delta”.
Back in October 2006, Delta started a new route from Shannon to JFK. In September 2015, the US airline announced a 25 percent increase in capacity equating in 17,000 additional seats in its passenger capacity from Shannon.
In March 1993, Shannon became a ‘hub for a day’ for Delta when many of the airline’s A310 aircraft were diverted to Shannon during an extreme weather event in the United States.