United starts Washington Dulles-Dublin flights today

United Airlines (Chicago) today (June 7) will welcome government officials from Ireland and VIP guests to its Washington hub, Dulles International Airport, to celebrate the launch of the airline’s new daily nonstop service between Washington and Dublin Airport.

Ambassador of Ireland to the United States H.E. Michael Collins, United Vice President of Hubs and Line Stations Fernie Lopez, Vice President of Marketing-USA for Tourism Ireland Alison Metcalfe and Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority President and CEO Jack Potter will address customers and guests before joining other community leaders in a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at the gate to officially begin service to Dublin.

United will operate the service using Boeing 757-200 aircraft featuring 169 seats – 16 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 153 in United Economy, including 45 Economy Plus seats with added legroom and increased personal space.

In May, United launched new service from Washington Dulles to Doha, Qatar and Manchester, U.K. United will also begin a new daily nonstop service between Washington Dulles and Honolulu beginning June 7.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough.