Delta announces Dublin services from Minneapolis

A Delta Air Lines 767 jet on the ramp.
Photo Credit: Delta Air Lines
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It was recently announced by major US carrier Delta Air Lines that the carrier will pursue it plans for services between Minneapolis-St. Paul, USA, to Dublin, Ireland.

The launch date of Delta’s new Dublin-bound service is set to late spring of next year, with the exact date being May 9, 2024.

With the launch of this route, Delta continues to claim their number 1 position on transatlantic options for customers out of Minneapolis.

Minneapolis-St. Paul is Dublin-bound

Delta will be connecting the cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul and Dublin, Ireland, from May 9 next year, the airline announced in a recent statement.

The new route will be operated by Delta’s Boeing 767-300 fleet, which features four cabin classes, being Delta One, Delta Premium, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin.

The route will also be served on a five-times weekly schedule, and will be just one of the three U.S. hubs to serve Dublin once active. The other cities serving Dublin will be Boston, Atlanta and New York.


Delta Statement

On the new route’s announcement, Delta Senior Vice President, Joe Esposito, said the following: “Delta continues to build on its longstanding No. 1 position in Minneapolis with another nonstop option for customers traveling overseas,”

“With nearly 10 trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific flights flying direct from the Twin Cities, customers have the utmost choice, coupled with our award-winning customer service, when traveling with us.” he concluded.

Flight Schedule

Delta has released the following flight schedule, subject to changes if required. The flights and times are as follows:

DL 114Minneapolis at 9:20 p.m.Dublin at 10:50 a.m.
DL 115Dublin at 12:00 p.m.Minneapolis at 2:25 p.m.
Source: Delta Air Lines

Latin American & Caribbean Increase

At the start of August, the carrier announced it would also see an increase in capacity on its Latin American and Caribbean network, with 35,000 posted additional seats.

Such growth represents a 30% increase in available seats compared to the last winter season and is mainly reflective of Saturday frequencies.

As per Delta’s advice, the following Saturday frequencies will be boosted within the Latin America & Caribbean areas:

From Atlanta: 

  • Three times to St. Thomas 
  • Twice to St. Maarten 
  • Twice to Guatemala  
  • Three times to San José 
  • Three times to Liberia  
  • Six times to San Juan  

From New York-JFK: 

  • Three times to Cancun 

From Detroit: 

  • Twice to Punta Cana 
  • Twice to Montego Bay 
  • Twice to San Juan  

From Minneapolis: 

  • Twice to Punta Cana 
  • Twice to Montego Bay 
  • Twice to San Juan  
  • Added Liberia service (currently four times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday) 

From Boston: 

  • Twice to San Juan  

Delta said the following on the expansion in frequencies to Latin America & Caribbean: “It creates a crucial gateway to the U.S. for customers, providing them with seamless onward connections to as many as 100 U.S. cities through Delta’s largest hub in Atlanta.”

Overall, this is significant news for those markets and will benefit travelers who wish to get away from the harsh winter months in the U.S.

All eyes will be on Delta to see whether they choose to expand into any more markets ahead of the Winter 2023/24 season.

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