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Norwegian soars to 250,000 passengers on flights from Dublin Airport to the USA

Press Release   •   Sep 25, 2018 09:00 BST

  • Airline’s popular transatlantic flights reach the quarter of a million milestone in just 14 months
  • Consumers have the chance to win a pair of tickets to Hamilton (Toronto) in celebration

Norwegian has today reached an important milestone in its continued growth at Dublin Airport by flying more than 250,000 transatlantic passengers to and from the New York and Boston areas since launch. The airline’s affordable flights to smaller airports near two major US east coast cities has generated strong demand among Irish and American consumers who can take advantage of great value transatlantic fares from €101 one way at www.norwegian.com/ie

Voted Skytrax Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe and World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline 2018, Norwegian has quickly established itself as a leading transatlantic carrier from Dublin Airport.

Norwegian is the only airline in Ireland to operate nonstop flights to New York Stewart International Airport and Providence International Airport, Rhode Island and will increase its weekly transatlantic flights from Dublin next summer by 33 per cent with the addition of a brand-new daily service to Hamilton (Toronto) Canada from 31 March 2019.

Matthew Wood, SVP Long-Haul Commercial at Norwegian said: “We would like to thank all 250,000 customers for choosing Norwegian and taking advantage of our high-quality flights to the USA from Dublin Airport.

“Fares have been too high for too long and reaching this milestone in just over a year highlights the huge demand for lower fares on transatlantic flights.

“We’ve seized the opportunity for growth at Dublin Airport and moving forward we will continue offering thousands more transatlantic customers greater value on brand new, quieter Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.”

Vincent Harrison, Dublin Airport Managing Director said: “Reaching the 250,000 passenger milestone on two new services to the US in a 14 month period is a remarkable success story.

“We are delighted to play our part in offering US pre-clearance facilities to Norwegian’s US passengers so all the necessary customs and immigration checks are completed at Dublin Airport before arrival into the US. We wish Norwegian continued success on its route network at Dublin Airport.”

To celebrate the passenger milestone, Norwegian will give away a pair of tickets to its newest destination from Dublin Airport - Hamilton which is located nearby Toronto, Canada and other tourist attractions including Niagara Falls.

Dublin Airport consolidated Norwegian’s flights into the newer Terminal 2 this spring where passengers benefit from US Preclearance facilities allowing them to arrive without delay into the USA. Norwegian currently has 21 weekly departures from Dublin Airport to the USA and next summer will offer 28 weekly departures to the USA and Canada.

Norwegian exclusively operates brand new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft with 189 seats at Dublin Airport which are up to 40 per cent quieter and 20 per cent more fuel efficient. The airline is actively recruiting more pilots to fly these new aircraft and join its growing Dublin base, offering competitive terms and conditions and fast career progression.

Europe’s third largest low-cost airline carries around 33 million passengers each year to more than 150 global destinations. Norwegian has a fleet of more than 150 aircraft with an average age of 3.7 years, making it one of the world’s youngest fleets.

For more information on pilot opportunities, please visit https://careers.norwegian.com/pilot

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Norwegian in the UK and Ireland:

  • 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 3.7 years, including next-generation Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing 737 MAX and Boeing 737-800s
  • Norwegian has been voted ‘Europe’s best low-cost carrier’ by passengers for six consecutive years at SkyTrax World Airline Awards from 2013-2018, along with being awarded the ‘World's best low-cost long-haul airline’ in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • 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