Norwegian unveils low-cost transatlantic routes from Scotland and Ireland

Norwegian unveils low-cost transatlantic routes from Scotland and Ireland

A raft of new low-cost transatlantic flights have been confirmed by Norwegian.

Fares start at £69 one-way on the ten new routes which will add 38 weekly flights from Edinburgh, Belfast, Cork, Shannon and Dublin to the greater New York, Boston and New England areas

The flights will serve three destinations on the US east coast, with a focus on smaller US airports.

The airports offer access to the New York, Boston and New England areas but carry significantly lower landing charges, according to the airline.

This allows Norwegian to offer budget fares using new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

The £69 flights will run from Edinburgh from June 15 to Stewart international airport in New York state, Providence airport in Rhode Island, and Bradley international airport in Connecticut – offering connections to New York, Boston and New England.

Belfast will gain links to Stewart international and Providence from July 1 with the same lead in fare.

The first transatlantic flights from Cork, and new US routes from Dublin and Shannon will start on July 1 with fares from €69.

Flights from Cork will serve Providence airport, while Dublin and Shannon gain routes to Stewart international Airport and Providence.

Europe’s third largest budget carrier Norwegian already serves eight US cities from Gatwick.

Norwegian chief executivee, Bjorn Kjos, said: “We are pleased to announce our new highly-anticipated transatlantic routes.

“Our new, non-stop service will enable tens of thousands of new travellers to fly between the continents much more affordably.

“Norwegian’s latest transatlantic offering is not only great news for the travelling public, but also for the local US, Irish and UK economies as we will bring more tourists that will increase spending, supporting thousands of local jobs.

“We are excited to finally be able to launch services to the US from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland, and we would like to express a big gratitude for the extensive support from consumer groups, government officials, airports, and the travel and tourism industry on both sides of the Atlantic in our quest to offer affordable transatlantic flights for all.”

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