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Norwegian flies 100,000 passengers between Shannon and USA

05 November 2018

Norwegian today reveals that more than 100,000 passengers have flown with the airline to and from Shannon Airport since July 2017. Consumers will benefit from more choices of affordable flights following Norwegian’s increased services from Shannon to the USA next summer which are available from €119* one way at www.norwegian.com/ie

Voted Skytrax 2018 World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul airline and Europe’s Best Low-Cost airline, Norwegian commenced services from Shannon Airport in July 2017 with four weekly direct flights to New York Stewart International Airport and Providence International Airport.

These smaller airports are convenient gateways to New York City and Boston that give passengers a faster and simpler transit experience than some major airports in the region after benefiting from US Preclearance facilities at Shannon Airport.

Today, Norwegian offers year-round flights from Shannon to the USA with up to nine weekly departures – a 125 per cent increase in flights in 14 months of operation.

From 31 March 2019, the premium low-fare carrier resumes its seasonal route from Shannon to Providence (Boston) with four flights per week and will increase its New York route from three to five weekly departures in response to consumer demand.

Matthew Wood, SVP Commercial at Norwegian said: “We’re delighted to reach an important milestone in our continued growth by serving more than 100,000 customers between Shannon Airport and the USA.   We would like to thank all our customers for choosing Norwegian. “Our transatlantic flights continue to perform well as we’ve unlocked more affordable access to popular tourist and business destinations on the US East Coast by increasing flights by 125 per cent at Shannon Airport since launch. “We look forward to welcoming thousands more customers at Shannon onboard our brand-new, fuel efficient Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to receive a great value and high-quality transatlantic experience.” Andrew Murphy, Managing Director, Shannon Airport said:

“We are delighted with the success of Norwegian’s services and for this we thank Norwegian for choosing Shannon and our loyal airport community for supporting the services. “The expansion of next year’s services is testament to the popularity of the two US destinations and the low-cost model operated by Norwegian. We look forward to working with them to further grow the routes into the future.” Norwegian will operate daily flights from Shannon to New York’s Hudson Valley this winter. The premium low-fare airline operates modern Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on flights to and from Shannon, which are up to 40 per cent quieter and 20 per cent more fuel efficient. Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde became Norwegian’s second Irish ‘tail fin hero’ who joins explorer Tom Crean by having his portrait adorn a Boeing 737 MAX and a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Norwegian honours iconic figures on the tails of its aircraft that reflect the spirit of Norwegian by pushing boundaries, challenging the norm and inspiring others. Norwegian is Europe’s third largest low-cost carrier, carrying over 33 million yearly passengers to around 150 global destinations. Norwegian has been named ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline’ for the fourth consecutive year and ‘Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe’ for the sixth year in a row at the renowned Skytrax World Airline Awards. -

Notes to editors - *Based on lowest available one-way fare per person, incl. taxes and charges, subject to availability

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