Norwegian Launches Cheapest Transatlantic Flights Ever

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Norwegian Air has now opened the sale for its Boeing 737 MAX transatlantic service at an introductory sale of $65 one-way, including taxes.

This summer, the airline expects to launch 10 new routes from Stewart International Airport, north of New York City; T.F. Green Airport in Providence, RI; and Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT, to Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

The new routes of the long-haul low-cost European carrier from Providence to Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh and Shannon are the first-ever year-round European routes for Rhode Island’s largest airport. From Stewart, New York’s Hudson Valley airport, Norwegian will be the first carrier to provide European service with four routes to Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh and Shannon. Norwegian will also operate one route from Bradley, New England’s second largest airport, to Edinburgh.

Year-round service to Edinburgh from Stewart International Airport will operate daily beginning June 15 for the summer season and thrice weekly during the winter season; from Providence, flights will operate four times a week starting June 16 and twice weekly during the winter season; from Hartford, flights will operate thrice weekly beginning June 17, and twice weekly during the winter season. Days of operations will change between summer 2017 and winter season 2017/2018.

Service to Belfast from Stewart International Airport will be thrice weekly during summer and twice weekly during winter as of July 1; twice weekly from Providence as of July 2 during summer. Days of operations will change between summer 2017 and winter season 2017/2018.

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Service to Dublin from Stewart International Airport begins on July 1 with daily flights during the summer and thrice weekly during the winter seasons; and from Providence, flights will operate five weekly flights starting July 2 during the summer and thrice weekly during winter. Days of operations from Providence will change between summer 2017 and winter season 2017/2018.

Service to Shannon from Stewart International Airport will begin on July 2 with twice-weekly flights, and from Providence on July 3 with twice-weekly flights. Days of operations will change between summer 2017 and winter season 2017/2018.

Year-round service to Cork from Providence will start on July 1 with three weekly flights during summer and a twice-weekly service during winter season. Days of operations will change between summer 2017 and winter season 2017/2018.
Summer season ends on October 28, and winter season 2017/2018 commences October 29.

“Our new, non-stop service will enable tens of thousands of new travelers to fly between the continents much more comfortably and affordably,” Bjørn Kjos, CEO and Founder of Norwegian, said in a statement.

According to Norwegian, these new transatlantic routes will be operated by the carrier’s Irish subsidiary, Norwegian Air International, and will predominantly use US-based crew from two new bases at T.F. Green and Stewart airports. Norwegian will also employ a crew from the new Edinburgh base in the UK.

Source: airwaysmag.com

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