October 14, 2021 Back to all news


Dublin Airport welcomes the news that United Airlines will increase its frequency from Dublin to its New York/Newark hub from once to twice daily, starting 24 April 2022.

The additional year-round service joins United’s existing seasonal direct service from Dublin to Chicago, as well as seasonal direct services from Dublin to Washington Dulles and Shannon to New York/Newark that are planned to resume in 2022.

The additional flight from Dublin is part of United’s largest transatlantic expansion in its history announced today, including 10 new routes and five new destinations - Amman, Jordan; Bergen, Norway; Azores, Portugal; Mallorca, Spain and Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands. The new routes, which are set to begin in Spring 2022, are not served by any other North American carrier. Additionally, next year, United will add new flights to five popular European destinations - Berlin, Dublin, Milan, Munich and Rome, as well as launch seven routes that were interrupted due to the pandemic from Bangalore, Frankfurt, Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, Nice and Zurich. Flights are subject to government approval.

“United is a valued customer serving Dublin Airport for more than two decades and we are particularly delighted to see this increase in frequency, it’s a very welcome boost to transatlantic connectivity” said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison.

Located just 14 miles from Manhattan, Newark Liberty International Airport offers the fastest surface transfer journeys to many parts of the city, including the AirTrain service to New York Penn Station in midtown Manhattan, with a journey time of less than 30 minutes.

“We look forward to the full recovery of international travel and are committed to continuing to leverage our leading global network in new, exciting ways,” said Patrick Quayle, United’s Senior Vice President International Network and Alliances.

“We are excited to announce this increase in nonstop daily services from Dublin,” said Marcel Fuchs, United’s Managing Director International Sales. “The additional frequency strengthens our international route network and provides our customers from Ireland with even greater travel choice and convenient one-stop connections via our New York/Newark hub to other destinations across the Americas.”

Dublin (DUB) – New York/Newark (EWR)


Flight From To Depart Arrive Frequency Dates of operation
UA22 DUB EWR 9:20 am 11:30 am Daily Existing service
UA316 DUB EWR 11:50 am 2:40 pm Daily 24 April 2022 onwards
UA23 EWR DUB 7:25 pm 7:05 am + 1 Daily Existing service
UA317 EWR DUB 10:10 pm 10:00 am + 1 Daily 23 April 2022 onwards

All times are local and are subject to change.


United’s additional frequency from Dublin to New York/Newark will be operated with Boeing 757-200 aircraft, featuring a total of 169 seats – 16 flat-bed seats in United Polaris® business class and 153 in Economy, including 45 Economy Plus® seats with added legroom and increased personal space. 

Almost 4.3 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first nine months of this year, representing an 83% decrease when compared to pre COVID levels for the same period in 2019.