United Airlines Set To Connect Dublin With San Francisco

United Airlines is continuing its process of increasing connectivity for several cities in the United States this year. The carrier will launch a new route between San Francisco and Dublin from June 5th, 2020.

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This service will be flown on United’s Boeing 787-8 aircraft. Photo: BriYYZ via Flickr

Daily operation

This route will help link tourists and businesses between the capital of Ireland and Northern California. This nonstop service will be the only daily flight offered by any US-based airline.

According to a United press release, the operation is proposed to be conducted by a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Flight 852 is planned to leave from United’s hub at San Francisco International Airport daily at 15:55. The aircraft will then arrive at Dublin Airport at 09:45 the next morning. Flight UA 853 will then leave Dublin at 11:50 before returning to San Francisco at 14:20.

United is hoping to connect those around Silicon Valley with Ireland’s own tech hub of Dublin. Photo: United Airlines

Best for business

United’s Vice President of International Network, Patrick Quayle shared that this expansion will help the two technology-focused regions connect with each other.

“Dublin and the Silicon Valley are two regions synonymous with big tech,” he said, as per the release.

“Many global tech companies have a major footprint in both regions, and they need a carrier with an extensive worldwide network to help conveniently connect their business.

“As the only U.S. airline to serve Ireland from the West Coast, United is uniquely suited to provide the connectivity these companies and economies need to continue thriving.”

Despite United already announcing the new service, travel writer Michael Kelly spotted that the route is still subject to government operating authority. However, the airline wouldn’t be making this news public if it wasn’t confident that the route will go ahead.

Another expansion

Nonetheless, this launch is part of United’s mission to meet the growing demand that is set by emerging business segments. The firm is striving to capitalize on new markets in small to medium-sized businesses.


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United has witnessed great progress with its business customers this year. Photo: United Airlines

It had just completed the launch of its seasonal service from New York to Cape Town on Sunday. This flight is also served by a Dreamliner. Additionally, this is another example of how United is connecting the US with other growing economies.

The airline also revamped many of its United Kingdom bound 767 aircraft this year in a bid to match industry demand. Furthermore, United’s previously seasonal service to London from Denver has been switched to continuous. This shows that the carrier is seeing success in its approach to expand on these markets.

Simple Flying reached out to United for comment on the new route to Dublin from San Francisco. We have also asked for clarity on the government authority note. We will update the article with ant further announcements.

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