Two airlines have announced they will begin flying between Bristol Airport and Dublin with the option of onward connections to America.
Aer Lingus and Aer Arann will fly between the airports three times a day on weekdays from March 2011.
The firm added that passengers who were travelling to America could clear US customs at facilities in Dublin.
A direct Continental Airlines service from Bristol to New York, which was launched in 2005, was axed in November.
A spokesman for the airport said he hoped the ability to pre-clear customs in Dublin would make travelling to America from Bristol a more attractive option.