Announcing our new route to Seattle in 2018

Our new route to Seattle brings our total number of transatlantic routes to 15

Today we’re delighted to announce a brand new route from Dublin to Seattle – Ireland’s first ever direct service to the Emerald City. The Airbus A330 service will offer both business and economy classes, and will operate four times weekly from May 18th, 2018 on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Seattle skyline
Seattle skyline

Seattle has strong business links to Ireland, boasting a vibrant technology sector. It’s home to technology giants Microsoft and Amazon, both of which have significant operations in Ireland. The Irish-based aircraft leasing sector will now be connected directly to the home of Boeing. And let’s not forget Starbucks, which started life as a small Seattle coffeehouse in 1971.

Seattle sits between Puget Sound and Lake Washington on the Pacific Northwest. Some of its must-sees are the Space NeedlePike Place Market and the Museum of Pop Culture. And let’s not forget the city’s powerful musical legacy which includes Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix, and Nirvana. For more on what to see and do, check out our Seven Reasons to Visit Seattle in 2018.

Delivering on our North Atlantic Gateway Strategy

Since joining IAG in 2015, we have launched six new direct transatlantic services: Los Angeles, NewarkHartfordMiamiPhiladelphia and now Seattle. These past few years have seen our largest ever period of transatlantic expansion in our long history. Our Seattle service adds 50,000 additional seats to our transatlantic programme for summer 2018. Our total 2018 transatlantic capacity now reaches more than 2.75 million seats.

Strengthening our Dublin Airport base as a major European transatlantic gateway is a primary focus for us. This strategy delivers increased connectivity for Ireland, which supports international trade and economic development, as well as growth in tourism. It also highlights the gateway connections available at Dublin from North America, UK and Europe, with the convenience of US Customs and Border Protection preclearance services at Dublin Airport.

For guests travelling from Seattle, we will offer 24 seamless connections, via the Dublin Gateway, to UK and European cities such as London, Paris, Rome, Brussels, Amsterdam and Frankfurt. British travellers will enjoy connections via Dublin to Seattle from cities such as Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Find fares to Seattle today on from €259 each-way including taxes and charges, when booked as a return trip.

READ: Seven reasons to visit Seattle in 2018

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