As part of its new summer schedule, American Airlines is re-launching daily nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Ireland’s capital Dublin on April 5.
Going by the carrier’s current schedule, American Airlines plans to operate the route year-round. American will serve the route with two-class Boeing 767-300ERs offering a total of 225 seats, including 30 in Business Class.
Starting April 6, American will also move its operations into Dublin Airport’s new Terminal 2, which opened in late 2010. This means customers will be able to pre-clear U.S. immigration and customs prior to boarding their American Airlines flight to Chicago.
On arrival in Chicago, customers will be treated as domestic rather than international passengers. They will be allowed to make connections in American’s Terminal 3 at O’Hare and will not need to claim and re-check baggage before continuing on their next flight.
“We are delighted to resume our service to Dublin and to relocate in Dublin’s newest terminal,” says Loretta Kuss, American Airlines’ director – passenger sales for Chicago. “We look forward to welcoming back our Irish customers and hope they will enjoy the U.S. Customs and Border Protection pre-clearance benefits made possible by our terminal move.”
At Dublin’s Terminal 2, customers for the service will also have a more spacious check-in environment, including a dedicated American Airlines ticket counter and five check-in desks. For the first time in Dublin customers will have access to two American Airlines self-service machines, which enable a range of transactions including re-printing boarding passes, seat selection and check-in.
American says that, combined with online check-in already available to international passengers via www.aa.com, this additional check-in option should help speed customers through the terminal.
For further information on American Airlines’ schedule from Dublin, visit www.aa.com or contact your travel agency to book.
American’s schedule for the service calls for flight AA92 to depart Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) daily from April 5 at 6:45 p.m. and arrive at Dublin Airport (DUB) at 8:00 a.m. next day, local time. In the other direction, flight AA93 is timed to leave DUB at 10:00 a.m. daily from April 6 and reach ORD at 12:05 p.m. local time.
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