Norwegian ends all transatlantic flights from Cork, Dublin and Shannon

  • Norwegian ends all transatlantic flights from Cork, Dublin and Shannon

Norwegian ends all transatlantic flights from Cork, Dublin and Shannon

Norwegian Air is discontinuing its trans-Atlantic service out of Hamilton.

In order to maintain routes such as Dublin, Cork, Shannon to Hamilton, Newburgh and Providence, the low-priced airline used several strategies including placing the widebody 787 and 737-800 on these flights.

THE Shannon Group has expressed its disappointment at the announcement by Norwegian Air International that it is to cease all transatlantic operations into Ireland from the middle of next month.

Norwegian launched the transatlantic flights from a number of Irish airports in 2017, and they thanked the airports in a statement issued on Tuesday.

The company said that they "take a strict approach to route management and constantly evaluate route performance to ensure we meet customer demand".

Norwegian announced Tuesday that it is discontinuing transatlantic routes originally operated by the Boeing 737 Max aircraft this September - which includes T.F. Green Airport and multiple locations in the northeast.

Norwegian Air has announced that it will abandon its transatlantic routes between Ireland and the USA from 15 September.

He adds: "Since March, we have tirelessly sought to minimise the impact on our customers by hiring (wetleasing) replacement aircraft to operate services between Ireland and North America". Norwegian bought the 737 Max specifically to support service between Europe and smaller airports across the Atlantic.

The Shannon Group says it will continue to work with and support its other transatlantic airline partners, Aer Lingus, United, Delta and American Airlines, to ensure the continued success of their services between Shannon and JFK and Newark airports for the NY market, as well as Boston and Philadelphia.

Nonstop services to Cork and Shannon ended in March with the grounding of the 737 Max aircraft and passengers were rerouted to Dublin flights out of Stewart Airport in NY and Providence.

Customers will also be offered a full refund if they no longer wish to travel. We will continue to offer scheduled services from Dublin to Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen as normal.

Norwegian Air is in discussion with its 48 pilots and 86 cabin crew, at its Dublin base, about their future.