Aer Lingus re-connects Ireland to Silicon Valley with San Francisco route
Aer Lingus has reinstated its key San Francisco route from Dublin as part of its DUB-HUB strategy, a key route for 250 Silicon Valley companies based in Ireland from Sunday 12th December using Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
The first service EIN960 was operated by EI-EIM Airbus A330-302 msn 1950 departing 1233 local arriving San Francisco 1528 local. The return sector EIN60 departed 2040 arriving Dublin 1342 local next day.
The San Francisco route operates four times weekly up to 20th March increasing to a daily service effective from 27th Mach 2022. San Francis becomes the eighth North Atlantic gateway to be restored from Aer Lingus Dublin Airport DUB-HUB network.
Aer Lingus Chief Customer Officer, Susanne Carberry said “The re-start of our direct service from Dublin to San Francisco means that we can once again connect families, friends and businesses with the West Coast of the United States. This is an important milestone in the recovery of our business, and will no doubt be very meaningful to those people with connections on the West Coast and businesses with connections in San Francisco itself."
Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said "San Francisco is the global tech centre of the world and many of the companies based there have offices in Ireland. This direct route will further grow tourism and trade between Ireland and the US and provide greater choice and flexibility for both business and leisure passengers. We will work closely with Aer Lingus to ensure this service is a success in both directions."
The state of California is Ireland’s largest trade and investment partner in the US with Irish companies employing some 10,000 people across 203 locations in the State and California companies employing some 36,000 people in Ireland.
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