Shannon Airport represents the carrier's second destination in Ireland, Dublin being the other one. US Airways will operate its seasonal Philadelphia-Shannon service until September...

US Airways is resuming seasonal service on May 22 between Philadelphia and Shannon in Ireland, after a four-year hiatus.

Shannon Airport (IATA code SNN) represents the carrier’s second destination in Ireland, Dublin being the other one. US Airways will operate its seasonal Philadelphia-Shannon service until September 6.


US Airways operates 15 Boeing 757-200 jets equipped for ETOPS flights on international routes, plus another nine ETOPS-equipped aircraft on domestic routes. This is one of the airline's international ETOPS 757-200s, photographed taxiing in towards its gate at Philadelphia International Airport's Terminal A

US Airways operates 15 Boeing 757-200 jets equipped for ETOPS flights on international routes, plus another nine ETOPS-equipped aircraft on domestic routes. This is one of the airline’s international ETOPS 757-200s, photographed taxiing in towards its gate at Philadelphia International Airport’s Terminal A

 

The airline is operating its daily round-trips between Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Shannon with 176-seat, two-class Boeing 757-200 aircraft.

US Airways’ new seasonal service to Shannon complements the carrier’s existing flights to Dublin, which the airline serves year-round from Philadelphia International Airport and during the summer from Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, its largest hub.

The airline’s schedule for the route sees flight US776 departing PHL at 9:05 p.m. daily from May 22 and reaching SNN at 8:40 a.m. the following morning, local time.

In the other direction, flight US777 is timed to leave SNN at 11:35 a.m. daily from May 23 and arriving at PHL at 2:05 p.m. the same day, local time.

“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,” says 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.”

Shannon Airport in western Ireland has become the first airport outside Canada, the Caribbean and Bermuda to offer full U.S. Customs and Border Patrol pre-clearance facilities for flights to U.S. destinations

Shannon Airport in western Ireland was the first airport outside Canada, the Caribbean and Bermuda to offer full U.S. Customs and Border Patrol pre-clearance facilities for flights to U.S. destinations

 

“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,” says Rose Hynes, Shannon Airport’s 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.”

Passengers on flights to the U.S. from Shannon clear U.S. immigration and customs before departing Shannon Airport, allowing for a quick and efficient arrival at Philadelphia International Airport.

All passengers who receive pre-clearance at Shannon Airport arrive in the U.S. as domestic passengers and are able to check their baggage through to their final destination. This reduces the amount of time needed to connect to their next flight.

Customers may book flights to Shannon on US Airways at www.usairways.com, by calling US Airways reservations at 1-800-428-4322 or through travel agents.

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