UPS launches a new flight to strengthen US to Europe connection via Ireland


The new flight path is a fast-track gateway to Europe via Ireland

UPS has inaugurated a new flight, departing from the company’s Worldport air hub in Louisville, Kentucky in the United States. The flight serves Dublin and East Midlands Airport in the UK before returning to the US carrying healthcare and small package goods between the three countries.

The flight shows UPS’s commitment to the trade lane between the US and Ireland. Currently, Ireland contributes $240bn towards the US economy, making it the ninth largest contributor globally.

Speaking on the new flight route, Michiel van Veen, Country Manager, UPS Ireland & Nordics said: “This investment in the transatlantic air network serves as a fast-track for our customers in the US. For Irish businesses, the flight provides more connection to the UK and US markets – a crucial tool for those shippers – especially SMBs – looking to grow internationally.”

The Boeing 767 flight operates every weekday and presents new opportunities for transatlantic business for Irish companies operating in the US, as exports continue to grow by 14% year-on-year.

With Ireland as a leading platform for innovation in the healthcare industry, UPS is also making significant investment in its healthcare capabilities within Ireland and is expected to open its Dublin facility in early 2024.