TEMPE - US Airways customers will once again have convenient access to the "Gateway to the West of Ireland" when the airline resumes daily non-stop service from its international gateway at Philadelphia to Shannon, Ireland on May 22, 2013 after a nearly four-year hiatus. The airline will operate flights to Shannon on 176-seat dual-class Boeing 757-200 aircraft until Sept. 3, 2013. The seasonal service complements US Airways' existing year-round daily service to Dublin, Ireland from Philadelphia and seasonal daily service from its hub in Charlotte, N.C.
"As a popular destination in Europe, US Airways is thrilled to return to Shannon, Ireland with seasonal service from our international gateway at Philadelphia International Airport," said Andrew Nocella, US Airways senior vice president, marketing and planning. "Beginning next spring, our customers will again have non-stop access to both coasts of Ireland. Customers can begin their trip with the Cliffs of Moher outside of Shannon and end it with the castles in Dublin, seeing all that Ireland has to offer."
As an additional benefit, customers can clear U.S. customs and immigration before departing Shannon, allowing for a quick and efficient arrival experience at Philadelphia International Airport. Customers who receive pre-clearance at Shannon Airport arrive as domestic passengers, are able to check their baggage through to their final destination and ultimately reduce the amount of time needed to connect to their next flight.
Customers may book their flight to Shannon starting today through US Airways' website at www.usairways.com, by calling US Airways Reservations at 1-800-428-4322 or through their travel agent. The flight schedule is as follows.