Norwegian has announced that from April it will fly twice daily from Dublin Airport to Stewart International, New York.
Welcoming the decision, Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said: “We are delighted to see Norwegian Airlines double its services from Dublin Airport to New York after just a year of operation.”
“The move to a double daily service provides further choice and flexibility for both business and leisure passengers and is testament to the popularity of the new route. We wish Norwegian continued success with the New York route and its other services at Dublin Airport.”
Norwegian’s Chief Commercial Officer, Thomas Ramdahl said that strong demand from Irish holidaymakers and business travellers for its flights meant that “it was naturally our next move to increase capacity” in Ireland even further.
He added: “More than 130,000 passengers have flown Norwegian between Ireland and the USA since flights commenced last July, and today marks our continued expansion by introducing twice-daily Dublin-New York flights.”
“Not only are Irish passengers benefiting from more flights to the USA, but we’re also making it easier for Americans to access Ireland and beyond at much better value.”
Passengers travelling on Norwegian’s transatlantic services can use US Preclearance facilities at Dublin Airport, meaning passengers save time on arrival in the US by completing all the necessary immigration and customs checks prior to departure. The only queue a precleared passenger encounters on arrival in the US is the taxi queue to their final destination.
Norwegian first launched transatlantic flights from Dublin Airport last June with a seven times weekly service to Stewart International, New York, and a five times weekly service to Providence, Rhode Island.
From April, the carrier will have a morning and afternoon departure from Dublin to Stewart New York.
The doubling of Norwegian’s New York service means that Dublin Airport will have 190 transatlantic departures per week this summer. Dublin Airport, which is now the fifth largest airport in Europe for North American connectivity after Heathrow, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam, welcomed a record 3.5 million transatlantic passengers last year.
9th February 2018