Shannon Airport has welcomed news that Norwegian Air International is to expand its Boston and New York services to Shannon for 2018.
The airline, which commenced services at Shannon in July last year, is to double its frequency from two to four flights a week on its service to Providence Green Airport, Rhode Island, just over one hour from Boston.
In addition, it is adding an extra service to Stewart International Airport, Orange County – just 90 minutes from New York, increasing from two to three flights a week. The extra services will kick-in from March 2018.
Norwegian Air International will operate with a B737 Max aircraft. Flights from Shannon to Providence Green Airport, Rhode Island will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays departing Shannon at 15:30.
The Stewart International Airport, Orange County, will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays departing Shannon at 15.40. All flights will use Shannon’s unique US Preclearance service.
“Our new transatlantic routes from Ireland have made a strong start so we are delighted to add extra services at Shannon where our affordable flights to the US have proved particularly popular with passengers,” said Norwegian Chief Commercial Officer Thomas Ramdahl.
“These additional flights will give Irish passengers even more choice and are another important step in our plans for continued growth in Ireland,” he added.
Shannon Airport Managing Director Andrew Murphy also welcomed the announcement, describing it as excellent news for tourism on the Wild Atlantic Way and wider region.
“This announcement clearly demonstrates Norwegian’s commitment at Shannon and results in an increase of over 200% in capacity by the airline in 2018,” he said.