Shannon Airport has welcomed the announcement by Norwegian Air International that is adding two new bellyhold services starting this summer to the US.
Norwegian Air International will on 1 July start direct services between Shannon and Stewart International Airport in New York – and from Providence Green Airport near Boston.
Shannon Group chief executive officer (CEO), Matthew Thomas says: “This is a very significant announcement for Shannon, for the wider region we serve and for transatlantic aviation generally.
“Shannon has been at the forefront of so many major global breakthroughs in aviation and this is another. It supports the government’s objectives on balanced regional development. We look forward to working closely with Norwegian Air International in making these services a success.”
Norwegian CEO, Bjorn Kjos says: “It has long been our ambition to grow our Irish operation with new transatlantic routes but these plans simply wouldn’t have been possible without the significant support we have received throughout Ireland over the last three years.”
The new transatlantic routes will be operated on a new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Norwegian is the European launch customer for this state-of-the-art new aircraft.