Norwegian announces first, transatlantic MAX-routes

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Yesterday (Thursday), Norwegian announced 10 new transatlantic routes from the UK and Ireland. These will all be operated with the airline’s new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, and will total up to 38 new weekly flights from Cork, Shannon, Dublin, Belfast and Edinburgh.

The airline is focusing on smaller US airports, which have significantly lower landing fees. This means they will be able to offer flights as low as €69/£69. The airline will serve Stewart International Airport, Bradley Airport and Providence International Airport. This is an addition to the region where the airline already serves New York-JFK, Boston Logan Airport, and Newark Liberty starting later this year.

The new flights are already out on Norwegian’s websites. The first flights will start in May, with the remainder during the summer (June/July). Flights schedule is below.

Norwegian CEO 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 traveling public, but also for the local U.S, 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.”

Schedule from airlineroute below:

Belfast – Newburgh Stewart eff 01JUL17 3 weekly
D81751 BFS1540 – 1825SWF 7M8 2
D81751 BFS1620 – 1905SWF 7M8 46

D81750 SWF2150 – 0945+1BFS 7M8 135

Service operates 2 weekly in W17, eff 29OCT17 (Day 26 from BFS, Day 15 from SWF)

Belfast – Providence eff 02JUL17 2 weekly (seasonal service)
D81801 BFS1545 – 1820PVD 7M8 26
D81800 PVD2130 – 0920+1BFS 7M8 15

Cork – Providence eff 01JUL17 3 weekly
D81821 ORK1620 – 1905PVD 7M8 246
D81820 PVD2050 – 0845+1ORK 7M8 135

Service operates 2 weekly in W17 (Day 47 from ORK, Day 36 from PVD)

Dublin – Newburgh Stewart eff 01JUL17 1 daily
D81763 DUB1545 – 1845SWF 7M8 45
D81763 DUB1555 – 1855SWF 7M8 123
D81763 DUB1600 – 1900SWF 7M8 167

D81762 SWF1955 – 0755+1DUB 7M8 123
D81762 SWF2035 – 0835+1DUB 7M8 456
D81760 SWF2035 – 0835+1DUB 7M8 7

Service operates 3 weekly in W17 (Day 135 from DUB, Day 247 from SWF)

Dublin – Providence eff 02JUL17 5 weekly
D81823 DUB1545 – 1835PVD 7M8 x246
D81823 DUB1555 – 1845PVD 7M8 4

D81822 PVD2000 – 0755+1DUB 7M8 247
D81822 PVD2030 – 0825+1DUB 7M8 36

Service operates 3 weekly in W17 (Day 135 from DUB, Day 247 from PVD)

Edinburgh – Hartford eff 17JUN17 3 weekly
D81608 EDI1740 – 2020BDL 7M8 246
D81609 BDL2135 – 0930+1EDI 7M8 246

Service operates 2 weekly in W17 (Day 36)

Edinburgh – Newburgh Stewart eff 15JUN17 1 daily
D81600 EDI1715 – 2000SWF 7M8 D
D81601 SWF2125 – 0925+1EDI 7M8 D

Service operates 3 weekly in W17 (Day 247)

Edinburgh – Providence eff 16JUN17 4 weekly
D81604 EDI1730 – 2010PVD 7M8 x246
D81605 PVD2125 – 0925+1EDI 7M8 x246

Service operates 2 weekly in W17 (Day 15)

Shannon – Newburgh Stewart eff 01JUL17 2 weekly
D81765 SNN1540 – 1825SWF 7M8 3
D81765 SNN1615 – 1900SWF 7M8 7

D81764 SWF2025 – 0820+1SNN 7M8 26

Service operates 2 weekly in W17 (Day 47 from SNN, Day 36 from SWF)

Shannon – Providence eff 02JUL17 2 weekly
D81825 SNN1625 – 1855PVD 7M8 15
D81824 PVD2035 – 0825+1SNN 7M8 47

Service operates 2 weekly in W17 (Day 26 from SNN, Day 15 from PVD)

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