Boost for Shannon Airport as Norwegian announces expansion of New York service

David Hurley

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Boost for Shannon Airport as Norwegian announces expansion of New York service

Norwegian Air International is to begin daily flights to New York from Shannon in October

Shannon Airport has welcomed the announcement by Norwegian Air International that it will expand its Shannon to New York service from winter 2018.

The airline, which began operating from Shannon in July 2017, has confirmed it will begin a new daily service to Stewart International Airport from October 28, next – with seats going on sale from today.

The news of the move to a daily service further strengthens Shannon’s long haul connectivity and its position as an important transatlantic gateway.

The increased capacity creates a major transatlantic line-up from Shannon Airport. With six airlines operating to seven destinations, Shannon now has its largest number of US services in over 17 years.

Welcoming the announcement Andrew Murphy, Managing Director, Shannon Airport said: “This expanded service will give our passengers more choice and opens up exciting opportunities for Irish people to explore amazing parts of the States and for more US visitors to explore our Wild Atlantic Way. We look forward to working closely with Norwegian to ensure the success of the expanded service. It clearly demonstrates Norwegian’s commitment at Shannon and will bring our transatlantic capacity to 565,000 seats.”

Matthew Thomas CEO, Shannon Group has also welcomed the announcement: “We are delighted to have eight services to seven airports on the US east coast. It proves the Airport’s importance as a driving force for growth and creates fantastic opportunities for the business and leisure industry along the Wild Atlantic Way. This expanded service is the result of a close collaboration involving a dedicated team of Shannon Airport and Norwegian Air International. It illustrates the huge market there is for the unique Irish tourism product on this side of the island.  To have an expanded daily service to New York speaks volumes, too, about Shannon’s significance in the transatlantic market,” he said.

Intending passengers can book tickets at www.norwegian.com.