A new Dublin route with Flybe from Yorkshire’s Doncaster Sheffield Airport will add extra US destinations for passengers from the region connecting via the Irish airport.
Washington and Connecticut will now join the existing North American cities, New York, Chicago, Boston and Toronto in Canada, which are accessible via Dublin from Doncaster Sheffield Airport.
The five times a week flight to Dublin with Flybe, which will replace the current Stobart Air service will offer all these destinations with effect from 1 November 2016 under Flybe’s codeshare agreement with Aer Lingus.
This route brings the advantage to travellers of being able to clear US immigration in Dublin Airport before connecting on to the US, saving time upon arrival into the US.
Steve Gill, chief executive of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: “This is welcome news for both business and leisure travellers, who enjoy visiting the Irish city and also to be able to extend the local option to travel to destinations in America and Canada via the onward connectivity this route offers.
“We are really pleased to see further growth and diversity in the routes offered by Flybe since their launch earlier this year. Dusseldorf, Chambery and now Dublin have been added to the original roster, making it 11 destinations available with Flybe from us.
Vincent Hodder, chief revenue officer at Flybe, added: “Today’s news further strengthens our ‘One Stop to the World’ offering for our Doncaster Sheffield Airport customers who can now travel with us to Dublin and benefit from the convenient, seamless onward connections available from there onwards to the US and Canada with our codeshare partner, Aer Lingus.”