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Norwegian continues Ireland expansion with double-daily Dublin-New York flights

Press Release   •   Feb 26, 2018 09:02 GMT

  • 66,000 more seats added on popular Dublin-Stewart, New York route from €120 one way
  • Earliest flight arrival into New York allows for outlet shopping day trips
  • Airline now offers up to 29 weekly transatlantic flights from Ireland

Norwegian is today continuing its Irish expansion by doubling the number of flights on its popular Dublin-New York service which will allow for day trips to New York State. Customers now have more choice and flexibility for affordable travel to the USA as the extra flights are now available from €120 one way at www.norwegian.com/ie.

Europe’s third largest low-cost airline, first launched transatlantic flights from Dublin to Stewart International Airport in New York State and Providence, Rhode Island, last summer using brand new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft offering up to 189 seats. Each destination serves as a gateway to the metropolitan areas of New York City and Boston, in addition to major tourist attractions in New York State and New England which include Woodbury Common Premium Shopping Outlets, Cape Cod and Nantucket.

From 26 April, Norwegian’s daily nonstop flights from Dublin to New York, will increase to a twice-daily service. The new early morning departure at 8:10 am will offer passengers the earliest flight from Dublin to New York, which lands at 10:30am local time. The convenient flight schedule will give passengers several hours to shop at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in New York State and depart for Dublin at 8:30pm the same evening.

Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian said: “More than 130,000 passengers have flown Norwegian between Ireland and the USA since flights commenced last July, and today marks our continued expansion by introducing twice-daily Dublin-New York flights.

“With strong demand from Irish holidaymakers and business travellers for our high-quality flights in brand new aircraft, it was naturally our next move to increase capacity in Ireland even further.

“Not only are Irish passengers benefitting from more flights to the USA, but we’re also making it easier for Americans to access Ireland and beyond at much better value.”

Vincent Harrison, Managing Director at Dublin Airport said: We are delighted to see Norwegian expand its services from Dublin Airport to Stewart International New York after just a year. The move to a double daily service provides further choice and flexibility for both business and leisure passengers and is testament to the popularity of the route. We wish Norwegian continued success with this route and its other services at Dublin Airport.”

Upon arrival at Stewart International Airport in New York, passengers have the option of direct shuttle bus services into New York City which are timed to meet Norwegian’s flight arrivals. A new shuttle service will commence between Stewart Airport and Woodbury Common for passengers arriving on the new morning flight from Dublin. From 24 March, shuttle buses departing Woodbury Common will be timed for passengers to arrive at the airport three hours before Norwegian’s evening flight departures.

Norwegian currently operates six routes from Dublin to destinations in the USA and Nordic countries including Providence, Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki. Passengers flying Norwegian from Dublin and Shannon can use US Preclearance facilities to clear US immigration and customs before departure. The airline opened a new pilot base at Dublin Airport in 2017 to support the airline’s growing international operations.

Norwegian will also increase the number of transatlantic flights from Shannon. From 27 March, the airline will double its frequency to Providence from two to four flights a week and will add a third weekly flight to Stewart, New York.

This month, it was confirmed Stewart International Airport will be renamed New York Stewart International Airport as part of a $37 million airport upgrade to better handle soaring international passenger numbers. Norwegian is the only airline to operate international flights from Stewart International Airport.

Norwegian is the world’s sixth largest low-cost airline, carrying around 30 million passengers per year to more than 150 global destinations. Norwegian has almost 150 aircraft in its fleet with an average age of 3.6 years, making it one of the world’s youngest fleets – the airline also has more than 200 additional new aircraft on order.

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Notes to editors

Flight schedule - all times local

Dublin Airport to Stewart, New York -

Morning flight:

  • Daily - Departs 8.10am Arrives 10:30am

Afternoon flight:

  • Daily – Departs 2:30pm Arrives 4.50pm

Stewart, New York to Dublin Airport -

Afternoon flight:

  • Daily – Departs 12.25pm Arrives 11.45pm

Evening flight:

  • Daily – Departs 9:00pm Arrives 8.20am+1

About Woodbury Common Premium Outlets:

With a quaint, small-town feel befitting its Hudson Valley setting, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets are New York’s premier retail destination. Located one hour north of Manhattan in a region rich in natural beauty and outdoor activities, the centre makes an ideal day-trip from the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple – or an attractive destination in its own right.

Discover more than 240 high-end designer and name-brand outlet stores, including Tory Burch, Celine, Acne Studios, Bottega Veneta, Polo Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Coach, Michael Kors and Nike. Customers can save between 25% and 65% on shopping purchases each day.

About New York State:

For visitors wanting to explore beyond the city that never sleeps, New York State’s attractions span from the nearby attractions of the stunning Hudson Valley, known for its excellent wine, craft beer and farm-to-table food, to the magnificent Niagara Falls. Whether looking for outdoor activities, world-class museums and galleries or excellent cuisine, New York State offers a diverse range of attractions for all. For more information, visit www.iloveny.com

Norwegian in the UK:

  • Norwegian carries 5.8 million UK passengers each year from London Gatwick, Edinburgh and Manchester Airports to 50 destinations worldwide
  • Norwegian is the third largest airline at London Gatwick, with 4.6 million yearly passengers, and with more than 1,000 UK-based pilots and cabin crew
  • In 2014, Norwegian introduced the UK’s first low-cost, long haul flights to the U.S. - the airline now flies to 11 U.S destinations, Buenos Aires and Singapore
  • In 2017, Norwegian also launched affordable transatlantic flights from Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin, Cork and Shannon to the US East Coast, using the brand new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft
  • Norwegian is the only airline to offer free inflight WiFi on UK flights to more than 30 European destinations
  • The airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world with an average age of 3.6 years, including next-generation Boeing 787 Dreamliners, Boeing 737 MAX and Boeing 737-800s
  • Norwegian has been voted ‘Europe’s best low-cost carrier’ by passengers for five consecutive years at SkyTrax World Airline Awards from 2013-2017, along with being awarded the ‘World's best low-cost long-haul airline’ in 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Norwegian Reward is the airline's free to join award-winning loyalty programme offering members CashPoints and Rewards that reduce the cost of Norwegian flights