New Dublin-JFK service is positive news for the Gathering – Varadkar

Service will provide vital extra capacity to Ireland from North America

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has said the new American Airlines service between Dublin and JFK International Airport will provide important new capacity between Ireland and America for the Gathering next year.


“I’m delighted that American Airlines is opening a new route between Dublin and JFK. This new summer service will provide extra capacity to Ireland and help in our efforts to bring more tourists to Ireland next year for the Gathering.


“This news follows closely after the announcement by United of a new service between Shannon Airport and Chicago, which will also provide increase capacity into the west of Ireland.


“This year there was strong demand for seats from the United States to Ireland, but the limited number of seats available meant that fares remained relatively high. New services like this one between Dublin and JFK should help to bring down fares by adding to capacity, and help our efforts to boost visitor numbers during the Gathering Ireland 2013.”


Date: 24. 10. 2012