Norwegian Air to Operate Ireland Flights to Secondary Airports Including Stewart
With the approval of its foreign carrier permit in hand, Norwegian Air’s Irish subsidiary said it was planning to offer service from Cork, Shannon, and Dublin to Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, New York as well as to another smaller airport. The candidates include Portsmouth International Airport in New Hampshire or T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island.
Norwegian will operate these flights using their new Boeing 737 Max 8 jets. The narrow-body aircraft are the newest generation in the 737 lineup.
The Boeing 737 Max uses CFM International Leap-1B engines and has new winglets, which provide a 14% improvement in fuel use over comparable single-aisle aircraft. The plane is designed to reduce operating cost per seat by 8%.
The use of secondary airports and the lower operating cost of the new 737s will allow Norwegian to offer service for as little as $69 each way for the new flights.
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