SEATTLE (AP) - Nonstop flights from Seattle to Dublin will start next spring.
The Seattle Times reports Irish carrier Aer Lingus said Friday the service will begin May 18, 2018.
The service will be provided four times a week.
Because Dublin airport has its own U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, passengers and their luggage will be pre-cleared in Ireland before departure, with no need to go through passport control on arrival in Seattle. This will be the first pre-cleared trans-Atlantic flight to fly into Seattle.
Aer Lingus also will provide Seattle passengers connections through Dublin to 24 U.K. and European cities.
Aer Lingus will fly a 265-seat Airbus A330-200 with 23 flat-bed business class seats and 243 economy class seats.
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