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Delta treble takes-off in Dublin



Posted on: 31 May 2017

Delta treble takes-off in Dublin

New service to Boston brings Delta’s Dublin network to three destinations

DUBLIN, May 26, 2017 – Delta Air Lines has completed its treble in Dublin with its third service to the United States. The daily flight to Boston, which will operate throughout the summer, joins Delta’s existing services from the Irish capital – a year-round operation to New York-JFK, plus a summer offering to Atlanta. 

Executives from Delta were joined by Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vinent Harrison, for the inaugural celebrations. Events included a cake cutting and ribbon cutting at the gate ahead of the flight’s departure. Delta is using a Boeing 757-200 aircraft on the route, which like all its Ireland services is operated in conjunction with joint venture partners Air France KLM and Alitalia. 

“Delta has been flying to Ireland for more than 30 years and it is now Delta’s fifth largest European market,” said Alex Antilla, Delta’s director trans-Atlantic Network. “Boston has long-established ties with Ireland so we are proud to make the city more accessible through this new flight.” 

On arrival in Boston, customers have a choice of more than 16 convenient onward connections throughout North America, Latin America and the Caribbean. Delta is the leading global carrier at Boston Logan International Airport offering flights to 30 destinations, including 21 in the United States. 

According to data from Fáilte Ireland, visitors from North America account for more than 16% of international tourists to Ireland. 

The United States is also the third largest market for passenger traffic from Dublin Airport and the largest market outside of Europe. Almost 2.9m passengers travelled on flights from Dublin to North America in 2016, with further growth expected in 2017.

Welcoming Delta’s new Boston service, Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said “I am delighted to see Delta’s route network going from strength to strength at  Dublin Airport.  I have no doubt that this route will be a very popular destination due to the strong cultural and historical links that exist between Ireland and Boston. This new daily flight offers further choice and flexibility for both leisure and business passengers. We wish Delta every success with this new summer service.”

Delta’s Dublin-Boston services operate as follows:

Flight DL155 Departs Dublin at 10.25 am -Arrives Boston at 12.45 pm

Flight DL154 Departs Boston at 9.24 pm  -Arrives Dublin at 08.40 am (next day)

Highlights of Delta’s Ireland flights include:

Wi-Fi connectivity and seat-back screens featuring Delta Studio™ on demand – more than 300 movies, plus T.V. shows, music and games – at every seat.
The Delta One cabin offering fully flat-bed seats plus chef-curated menus, award-winning wines and TUMI amenity kits featuring products by Kiehl’s since 1851, and Westin Heavenly Bedding, designed exclusively for Delta by Westin Hotels and Resorts.
Access to the 51st & Green lounge at Dublin Airport and the Delta Sky Club at Boston Logan International for premium customers.
Delta Comfort+, offering additional legroom and more recline than in the Main Cabin.
Complimentary beers wines and spirits throughout the aircraft. 

To book on Delta’s flights from Ireland, visit delta.com, call the Reservations line on +353 165 90298 or see your travel agent.

About Delta

Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2017, Delta was named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the sixth time in seven years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented six consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 323 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub, Google.com/+Delta, and Facebook.com/delta.