Inaugural Flight to Hartford Takes Off

New transatlantic service creates access to New England from Ireland, the UK and Continental Europe.

Fly with us on our inaugural service to Bradley International and join the crew as they explore some of what Connecticut has to offer.
Our inaugural flight EI131 to Hartford, Connecticut took off on a Boeing 757, named St. Brendan, registration EI-LBT, on 28 September from Dublin airport. We now offers a year-round service from Dublin direct to Hartford, Connecticut, in the heart of New England.

The new service not only creates a direct connection between Connecticut and Ireland, it further establishes Dublin as the natural transatlantic gateway to Europe for those travelling from North America. Via Dublin, North American travellers can avail of onward connections to 28 UK and European airports including London, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Paris, Bristol and Berlin, plus many more.

Hartford is the capital of Connecticut and is often referred to as the ‘insurance capital of the world’. Housing many insurance company headquarters, insurance remains the region’s major industry. Hartford and the Connecticut region are also popular as tourist destinations with many interesting visitor attractions. Hartford is home to the Mark Twain House where the author wrote his most famous works. Close by in Newhaven, Connecticut is Yale University – one of the most prestigious American, Ivy League universities.