Norwegian has expanded its transatlantic capacity by providing double daily flights between Dublin and New York Stewart International airport.

A new 8.10am departure is the earliest flight from Ireland to the US, landing at 10.30am local time.

The schedule gives passengers several hours to shop at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in New York State and return for Dublin at 8.30pm the same evening.

Fares start at €109 one-way on the route which is served by new 189-seat Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

Passengers can take direct shuttle bus services to New York City, timed to meet Norwegian’s flight arrivals. Bus transfers to and from Woodbury Common allows travellers to return to the airport three hours before Norwegian’s evening flight departures.

The budget carrier’s chief commercial officer Thomas Ramdahl said: “Our customers can enjoy further flexibility and choice when travelling to New York and the US east coast from Dublin in our brand new aircraft.

“Our affordable fares and convenient flight times mean a day trip to New York whether for work or pleasure can be a reality for all.”

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets marketing and business development director Roland Figueredo added: “We are excited that Norwegian has launched its twice-daily flights from Dublin to Stewart International airport.

“This gives us an opportunity to welcome additional guests from Ireland and offer them the elevated shopping experience that Woodbury Common Premium Outlets is known for.

“The route that Norwegian and Woodbury Common have created is convenient, allowing guests to arrive early and pack in a full day of shopping at 250 high-end designer stores before heading back home.”