Delta Air Lines is Launching Service Between Minneapolis and Dublin

by Anthony Losanno
Delta 767-300

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There has been a lot of news around Dublin International Airport (DUB) today. Earlier, I wrote about Aer Lingus’ new flights from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). It seems that Delta was not taking too kindly to another carrier launching flights at one of its hubs and has announced its own new service.

Delta Air Lines is the largest operating carrier at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) with 330 daily flights to 120 destinations. Starting on May 9th, Delta will fly 5x weekly between Dublin International Airport (DUB) and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) on a Boeing 767-300, which offers Delta One®, Premium Select, Comfort+, and Main Cabin seating.


Delta also offers seasonal service to Dublin from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) as well as year-round flights from New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

Joe Esposito, Delta’s Senior Vice President of Network Planning, said:

Delta continues to build on its longstanding #1 position in Minneapolis with another nonstop option for customers traveling overseas. With nearly 10 trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific flights flying direct from the Twin Cities, customers have the utmost choice, coupled with our award-winning customer service, when traveling with us.”

Some of Delta’s other international routes from Minneapolis-St. Paul include:

  • Schiphol Amsterdam Airport (AMS)
  • Keflavík International Airport (KEF)
  • London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) (my flight review can be found here)
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN)
  • Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND)

Anthony’s Take: It was only a matter of time before Delta announced competing service on this route. I’d look for fare sales in the near future as both carriers look to fill planes next summer.

(Featured Image Credit: Delta Air Lines.)

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Lance August 17, 2023 - 12:42 pm

Dumb move… most people at MSP don’t fly Aer Lingus to Dublin just for Dublin, they do it for the free stopover on the way to other Aer Lingus destinations. Same with the flights to Reykjavik. But Delta fights anything that threatens it’s fortress stranglehold here.

Christian August 17, 2023 - 1:37 pm

Ridiculously petulant behavior by Delta. They wouldn’t offer the service so another airline did, then they pull this stunt? They need to grow up and deal with it. It’s not like this will pull huge amounts of traffic from their fortress hub. Sheesh.


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