Norwegian Air says plans are in place to expand its services from Shannon Airport over the coming months and years.
The low cost airline is launching two services from the Midwest Airport this Sunday following a long regulatory battle in the US to get the go-ahead to operate the services.
Clare FM’s Fiona Cahill reports:
From this weekend Shannon Airport will be operating it’s largest number of transatlantic destinations in 17 years with thte launch of two Norwegian Air Internation Services.
It seemed like forever in the making, due to the long running battle to get the go-ahead from US authorities to run the service, but from Sunday two twice-weekly return services will take off.
They’ll serve Stewart International Airport, Orange County, which is 90 minutes from New York, and Providence Green Airport, Rhode Island, which is 90 minutes from Boston, Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.
It means there will be five American-bound airlines operating out of the Midwest Airport, serving seven US destinations – an unprecedented number.
Managing Director of Shannon Airport, Andrew Murphy hopes the new routes will bring additional passengers into the region.
Norwegian Air says it’s already planning to expand its Shannon flights to serve more US cities.
Head of UK Communications at Norwegian Air Stuart Buss says they’re optimistic about their future here.