Both United Airlines and Shannon Group have confirmed that the airline is to resume transatlantic operations from Shannon Airport in March.

As first reported by The Clare Echo, United Airlines are to renew its route from Shannon Airport to Newark which will re-establish a twenty two year history between the airline and the International Airport.

United Airlines ended the service in June of 2020 during the pandemic, a decision which was highly criticised by political representatives and personnel within the aviation industry.

A spokesperson for United Airlines has confirmed to The Clare Echo that tickets for the Shannon to New York/Newark are for sale and is “currently scheduled to resume as a seasonal daily service from 27 March 2022”.

Shannon Group have welcomed the development. A spokesperson told The Clare Echo that efforts to build back air services will increase, “We welcome United’s statement that Shannon – New York/Newark is available for sale and currently scheduled to resume as a seasonal daily service from 27 March 2022.

“We have been in constant discussions with United and all our airline partners on the resumption of transatlantic services for 2022. These efforts will intensify as we continue to build back air services and look to restore our connectivity lost to the pandemic”.

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