US Airways Begins Seasonal Service to Shannon, Ireland

Airline resumes daily summer service after four-year hiatus

May 22, 2013, 09:13 ET from US Airways

TEMPE, Ariz., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC) customers now have convenient access to a second destination in Ireland as the airline begins daily, non-stop, summer service from its international gateway at Philadelphia today following a four-year hiatus. The airline will operate flights to the "Gateway to the West of Ireland" on 176-seat dual-class Boeing 757-200 aircraft until Sept. 6, 2013. The seasonal service complements US Airways' existing flights to Dublin, which the airline serves year-round from Philadelphia and during the summer from its largest hub in Charlotte, N.C.


"Ireland is an important destination for our customers and the return of non-stop service between Philadelphia and Shannon provides travelers with an additional option to reach the Emerald Isle," said Suzanne Boda, US Airways' senior vice president, Airport Customer Service, International and Cargo. "US Airways customers in Shannon will also have one-stop service throughout the United States from our international gateway at Philadelphia."

"We are delighted today to see US Airways back on the runway at Shannon with the Philadelphia service.  We have no doubt that it will be a very popular route at Shannon," said Rose Hynes, Shannon Airport chairman.  "Philadelphia's appeal is heightened by the fact that it is a hub airport for US Airways, with onward connections to more than 100 cities across the United States."

As an added convenience, customers can clear U.S. immigration and customs 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 through US Airways' website at, by calling US Airways Reservations at 1-800-428-4322 or through their travel agent. The flight schedule is as follows:

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) –  

Shannon Airport (SNN) – Philadelphia

Shannon Airport (SNN)

International Airport (PHL)








9:05 p.m.

8:40 a.m.*


11:35 a.m.

2:05 p.m.

*Flight arrives next day. First day of service from Shannon is May 23, 2013.

About US Airways

US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,100 flights per day and serves 198 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The airline employs more than 32,000 aviation professionals worldwide, operates the world's largest fleet of Airbus aircraft and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than 21,900 daily flights to 1,329 airports in 194 countries. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. Aviation Week and Overhaul & Maintenance magazine presented US Airways with the 2012 Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of the Year Award for demonstrating outstanding achievement and innovation in the area of technical operations. Military Times Edge magazine named US Airways as a Best for Vets employer for the past three years. US Airways was, for the third year in a row, the only airline included as one of the 50 best companies to work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine's 50 Report. The airline also earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index for six consecutive years. The Corporate Equality index is a leading indicator of companies' attitudes and policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and customers. For more company information visit, follow on Twitter @USAirways or at (LCCG)

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