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Report: Pittsburgh could get nonstop flight to Dublin

August 24, 2018
Report: Pittsburgh could get nonstop flight to Dublin

Aer Lingus planes at Dublin airport, Ireland.

Pittsburgh could soon get a nonstop flight to Dublin, according to The Irish Times.

Dublin-based carrier Aer Lingus is considering a flight between Dublin and Pittsburgh International Airport, the newspaper reported, citing unnamed sources.

On Monday, an Aer Lingus spokeswoman said the airline would announce the details of the two new North American destinations in the coming weeks. Aer Lingus chief executive Stephen Kavanagh told The Irish Times the flights would start in July.

Pittsburgh spokesman Bob Kerlik said the airport has never had a nonstop flight to Dublin. He declined to comment further.

If the airline launches the flight, it will be the fourth destination in Europe the airport serves. The airport also has flights to Paris, Frankfurt, Germany, and Reykjavik, Iceland. British Airways is launching flights to London on April 2.

The airport authority paid $800,000 to WOW Air for the Iceland flight and $500,000 to Condor for service to Germany, both using the airport’s state gaming funds. The airport is paying British Airways $3 million for the London flight using Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development money -- the largest incentive the airport has ever given.

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