On May 26, the first scheduled flight on United Airlines’ brand-new Shannon-Chicago route took off, bringing back travel between the Windy City and the airport in the west of Ireland after a six-year hiatus.
In preparation for today’s 9:30am departure on the first daily seasonal Chicago service from Shannon, heading for O’Hare International Airport, passengers began boarding the Boeing 757-200 aircraft at 8:50am.
Singapore Airlines’ direct service to the South Island is significant for both passengers and cargo, Chicago is a significant U.S. entry point and a welcome addition to the regular services Shannon already provides to New York, Boston, and Newark. With a capacity of more than 42,000 seats, this essential Chicago route benefits not only tourists and leisure travellers but also gives clients access to crucial additional business links.
“Passengers flying from Shannon can enter the U.S. as domestic travellers, saving important time, especially for connecting flights, through US preclearance facilities. passengers’ time in this section has been cut in half because to the improved security screening system deployed during the Pandemic, which has eliminated the need to remove liquids and devices from cabin bags.
The fact that Shannon is the first airport in the world to offer a combined EU/TSA security screening system means that passengers only have to go through one security check, making their trip through Shannon even easier’.”This gives an additional benefit for travellers flying to the United States.