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Norwegian Goes Transatlantic from Shannon Airport

Norwegian Goes Transatlantic from Shannon Airport

Shannon Airport has heralded a new departure in transatlantic aviation as the first ever services to the US east coast airports of Stewart International in Orange County and Providence, Rhode Island, were commenced by Norwegian Air International

Giving Shannon its largest number of transatlantic destinations for 17 years, the new services are a huge boost for tourism across the airport’s wide catchment, from the North West down to Cork, delivering additional services from the largest yielding market in terms of visitor spend in Ireland.

Bjorn Kjos, Chief Executive, Norwegian, said: “The launch of these new transatlantic flights is a significant milestone for Norwegian, Shannon Airport and most of all passengers who now have more choice and lower fares for travel to the USA. We are grateful for the huge support from across Ireland over the last three years and we are delighted to see everyone’s hard work pay-off as our first transatlantic flights take to the skies this weekend.”

Andrew Murphy, Managing Director, Shannon Airport, said: “We are delighted to have eight services to seven airports on the US east coast. This illustrates the huge market there is for the unique Irish tourism product on this side of the island. To have a new operator select Shannon for two destinations as it begins operations in Ireland speaks volumes, too, about Shannon’s significance in the transatlantic market.

“Stewart International Airport and Providence Green Airport give us access to two very interesting and exciting locations so these services offer opportunity beyond inbound. Stewart is the access airport for Orange County, which is just 90 minutes from New York. It is in the hugely popular Hudson Valley and has year-round activities from water sports to skiing. Rhode Island, on the other hand, is approximately the same distance from Boston, and is also a very popular tourism destination in its own right, with fantastic ocean drives, historical sites, museums and wineries. We would urge the public and tourism interests to support them and explore what are exciting new opportunities.”

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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