High demand sees Scandinavian airline double flights from Dublin to New York and increase summer service in second year in Ireland.
The Scandinavian airline Norwegian are adding a second daily service running from Dublin to New York, as of April 26, 2018, with a third flight added for the summer months. Norwegian will also double their summer service from Shannon to Providence, Rhode Island, from two to four flights per week.
The airline plans on upping the number of services running out of Shannon, in County Clare, and Dublin, due to the high level of demand. Norwegian flies to Stewart International Airport, which about 100km from Manhattan, in New York and Providence, Rhode Island, which is designed to cater for passengers traveling to Boston. It also flies out of Belfast Airport, in County Antrim and flies to Providence from Cork Airport.
This boost in services will results in an additional 66,000 seats on the transatlantic route for 2018 and will bring the number of Norwegian flight runs from Ireland to the United States to 29 this year.
A spokesman for Norwegian said that double-daily service between Dublin and Stewart International may become year-round if there's enough demand.
Commenting on the new flights, Norwegian chief commercial officer Thomas Ramdahl said, "Not only are Irish passengers benefiting from more flights to the US, but we’re also making it easier for Americans to access Ireland and beyond at much better value."
Ramdahl said that more than 130,000 passengers have flown between Ireland and the United States since services started last July. Their new routes use, single-aisle, Boeing 737 Max aircrafts on its routes from Ireland.