Press release -
Norwegian Increases Transatlantic Flights to Ireland from North America by over 35% next summer
NEW YORK CITY (JULY 23, 2018) – Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline and Airline of the Year 2017, continues its growth in Ireland by announcing its new expanded 2019 summer schedule with 37% more weekly departures from the United States and Canada. The airline’s currently operates flights from Dublin, Shannon and Cork airports to New York Stewart International Airport and Providence’s TF-Green Airport in Rhode Island. Last month, Norwegian also announced upcoming service from Hamilton/Toronto to Dublin, commencing March 31, 2019.
All flights between North America and Ireland are operated by brand-new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft that feature up to 189 leather seats, which are currently being upgraded to a new slimline seat that will offer passengers enhanced comfort and greater space.
Norwegian’s increased 2019 summer schedule from Ireland has 40 weekly transatlantic departures and is now available to book for travel from 31 March 2019, as follows:
To Dublin – 28 transatlantic flights per week from:
Hamilton/Toronto – The brand-new daily service to Canada commences on 31 March 2019, and will mark the first direct flight between Hamilton and Dublin.
Providence – Norwegian will increase flights from Providence, Rhode Island to a daily service next summer, up from five flights per week.
Stewart, Greater New York City – Customers will continue to benefit from twice-daily flights on this popular route following the introduction of a daily morning departure in April.
Beyond Dublin, Norwegian also offers seamless connecting flights to Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki, with more European gateways to be announced.
To Shannon – nine transatlantic flights per week from:
Stewart, Greater New York City – Norwegian will increase its summer service next year from three to five flights per week due to strong passenger demand.
Providence – Business and leisure travelers will continue to benefit from four flights per week from the heart of New England next summer.
To Cork – three transatlantic flights per week from:
Providence – Norwegian will continue its seasonal service from Providence to Cork with three flights per week. This remains the only flight between Cork and the U.S.
“We are excited to increase our transatlantic flights next summer to meet demand and continue expanding our presence in Ireland. The market presents a clear opportunity to deliver more high-quality flights at lower fares for consumers on both sides of the Atlantic,” said Thomas Ramdahl, Norwegian’s Chief Commercial Officer.
“Norwegian’s expansion continues in summer 2019 with the launch of our first transatlantic route from Canada, bolstering popular routes and maintaining much-needed direct transatlantic services to maximize choice and flexibility for Irish business and leisure customers,” added Ramdahl.
All customers on Norwegian’s transatlantic flights to the USA from Dublin and Shannon benefit from the U.S Preclearance facilities at each airport. Norwegian customers landing in the US will be treated as domestic passengers, allowing for a quicker transition through the airport upon arrival.
All fares are now available for sale on Norwegian’s website, Norwegian.com/us. Additionally, the website’s Low fare calendar displays the lowest available fares to all of Norwegian’s destinations. Passengers on all of Norwegian’s routes are eligible to join Norwegian Reward, the airline’s loyalty program and can earn CashPoints every time they fly, stay at a hotel or rent a car. Earlier this year, Norwegian Reward was named Program of the Year Europe and Africa for the second consecutive year.
Norwegian is the world’s fifth largest low-cost airline and carried 33 million passengers in 2017. The airline operates more than 500 routes to over 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean, North and South America. Norwegian has a fleet of more than 150 aircraft, with an average age of 3.7 years, making it one of the world’s youngest and “greenest” fleets.
Norwegian was named the Most Fuel-Efficient Airline on Transatlantic Routes by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). Norwegian has been voted ‘Europe’s best low-cost carrier’ by passengers for five consecutive years at SkyTrax World Airline Awards from 2013-2017, along with being awarded the ‘World's best low-cost long-haul airline’ in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Norwegian employs 9,000 people. The airline offers 40 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London, Paris, Scandinavia and the Caribbean.