New Airline is Coming to DIA and That Means New Direct Flights From Denver to Ireland

By Shawn Patrick on August 17, 2023
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How’s an Irish vacation sound? Well, it just got a lot easier to take one if you’re in Colorado! 

Irish airliner, Aer Lingus, will soon offer direct service from Denver to Dublin, Ireland, potentially producing $65 million in annual economic impact to Colorado’s economy.

This is the first new international airliner to come to DIA in more than two years since Air France, according to DIA, which plans for the airliner to make its Denver debut May 17, 2024.

Tickets are already on sale via the Aer Lingus website.

The new Aer Lingus service, “Gateway to the Rockies,” to and from Dublin/Denver could generate more than 400 new jobs across the state and inject $25 million in additional wages to metro Denver’s workforce, a press release from DIA/Aer Lingus said.

Ireland airports Aer Lingus travels into are in Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Knock and Shannon, according to the airliners website — but the idea for DIA CEO Phillip Washington is to have expanded global connection initially with Dublin.

Those traveling from Dublin to Denver will have U.S. Customs taken care of in Dublin, meaning travelers can go straight through DIA domestic arrivals instead of international.

Denver now joins over a dozen other city airports within the United States who use Air Lingus, including: Boston, Chicago (O’Hare), Cleveland, Hartford, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Newark, New York (John F. Kennedy), Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C.


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