Tourism Ireland welcomed the announcement by Aer Lingus of a new flight from Denver to Dublin and the reinstatement of its Minneapolis-St Paul to Dublin service.

The Denver to Dublin route will commence on May 17 next year and will operate four-times weekly. The Minneapolis-St Paul to Dublin service will resume on April 29, 2024, initially operating four times per week, before increasing to a daily service from October next year. The addition of these transatlantic services is very positive news and will help drive tourism from the United States to Ireland in 2024 and beyond.

Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland’s Executive Vice President, North America and Australia/NZ,  “Tourism Ireland is delighted that Denver, and the Western United States, has new direct access to Ireland. Coupled with the reinstatement of the Minneapolis-St Paul service, this is really exciting news for tourism to the island of Ireland.

Ms Metcalfe continued, “We look forward to working closely with Aer Lingus to maximise the promotion of these services. Direct, convenient and competitive access is critical to driving growth in inbound visitor numbers. Tourism Ireland is committed to working with our key trade partners to drive demand for these new routes, and, through our multi-faceted campaigns, to communicating to consumers the great experiences and warm welcome that awaits in Ireland.”

The new routes will bring to 18 the number of North American services operated by Aer Lingus, and follow the launch of flights to Cleveland, Ohio and the return of its Hartford, Connecticut service this year.

Travel to Ireland on these routes is also made easier by the fact that Dublin airport operates US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Preclearance which means visitors will return to the US as domestic passengers.

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