United Airlines will introduce daily nonstop service between Dublin and its Chicago hub, O’Hare International Airport, during the period 5th June to 18th August 2015 (both dates westbound), subject to government approval. Chicago/O’Hare will be the third United hub to be served nonstop from Dublin, after New York/Newark and Washington DC/Dulles.
The Dublin-Chicago flight, UA153, will depart Dublin daily at 09.50, arriving in Chicago at 12.15 the same day. The return flight, UA152, will depart Chicago daily at 18.05, arriving in Dublin at 07.35 the following day. Flight times will be eight hours 25 minutes westbound and seven hours 30 minutes eastbound.
“We are delighted to expand our range of transatlantic services from Ireland by linking Dublin with United’s home town, Chicago,” said Bob Schumacher, Managing Director Sales – Ireland & UK. “Together with our existing services to New York and Washington DC, these flights will offer our customers in Dublin even more travel options to destinations throughout the Americas.”
The flights will be operated by Boeing 757-200 aircraft with a total of 169 seats – 16 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 153 seats in United Economy, including 45 Economy Plus seats with added legroom and increased personal space.
The new flights are timed to provide convenient connections beyond Chicago to more than 125 destinations across North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. United offers more nonstop service to more destinations from its Chicago/O’Hare hub than any other carrier. The BusinessFirst seat reclines 180 degrees into a 1.93-metre (6ft4″) lie-flat bed and features a personal on-demand entertainment system with a 39cm (15.4″) touchscreen monitor.
BusinessFirst amenities include laptop power, USB ports and a multi-course meal with complimentary wines. United Economy offers complimentary food, soft drinks, juices, tea, coffee and inflight entertainment. Seats feature an adjustable headrest and a personal on-demand entertainment system.