American Airlines announced its launching a new daily Dublin to New York JFK route from the 13th June 2013 till 27th October 2013, using Boeing 757-200 equipment operated in conjunction with Atlantic Joint-Business (JBA) partners British Airways and Iberia Airlines, subject to receiving US DOT Approval.

American Airlines AAL290 departs New York JFK at 1855 arriving into Dublin 0655 and AAL291 departs Dublin 0900 arriving New York JFK 1130 enabling connections to over 50 cities through American Airlines network, passengers will be able to clear US CBP in Dublin .

American Airlines Sales Director UK and Ireland Graham Bell said “This announcement is further confirmation of American’s long-term plan to enhance its global network. We have over 550 new aircraft on order and we are responding to demand in each of our existing markets: growing our network and increasing frequencies where our customers require it”.

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar said  “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 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.”

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “This is wonderful news for tourism to the island of Ireland. We have worked closely with American Airlines for many years and look forward to co-operating with them to maximise the promotion of this new route. As an island, direct, convenient and competitive access services are critical to achieving growth in inbound tourism.

Tourism Ireland is committed to working with American Airlines, Dublin Airport and other tourism interests, through co-operative marketing, to drive demand for this new service – as we work with other carriers and partners to promote and help maintain vital routes and services to the island.”

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