27 FEBRUARY 2017
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Dublin is to become a US gateway airport for Norwegian as it announces a series of ground breaking new transatlantic flights from five cities in the UK and Ireland, offering passengers low-cost travel to the USA from just £69/€69 one way. Norwegian will focus on high visibility and low frequency start-ups, a policy that has worked well for them in the past.
What is not on offer is the very efficient US passport control at Dublin Airport. Passengers will have to use Terminal 1 and go through the normal immigration channels when they get to the other side.
In total, Norwegian will launch 10 new routes with 38 new weekly transatlantic flights this summer from Edinburgh (15 June), Belfast (1 July), Cork (1 July), Shannon (1 July) and Dublin (1 July). The flights will focus on smaller US airports offering good access into the New York, Boston and New England areas but carrying significantly lower landing charges, allowing Norwegian to pass on the savings.
The new routes will be operated by Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Certification is expected within days. The aircraft will be one class with hot and cold food options available to purchase on-board.
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