United will introduce a second daily nonstop service between Dublin and its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport, during the period 6th June to 19th August 2014 (both dates westbound), subject to government approval. The Dublin – New York (Newark) flight, UA131, will depart Dublin daily at 12.30, arriving in New York at 15.00 the same day. The return flight, UA130, will depart New York (Newark) daily at 22.25, arriving in Dublin at 10.20 the following morning.
The flights will be operated by B757-200 aircraft with 169 seats – 16 flat-bed seats in BusinessFirst and 153 in Economy, including 45 Economy Plus seats with added legroom and increased personal space.
“New York is the most popular USA destination for Irish travellers and there is no better way to fly there than on United,” said Bob Schumacher, United’s Managing Director Sales, UK & Ireland. “We operate the largest hub in the New York City metropolitan area at Newark Liberty, offering our customers not only the fastest surface transfers to many parts of the city but convenient connections to destinations throughout the Americas.”
The AirTrain service to New York Penn Station in midtown Manhattan has a journey time of less than 30 minutes.
United has increased its summer departures from the island of Ireland by 35% since 2012.