Norwegian Air adds two new US locations
Plans for a new direct flight between Belfast and the US are under consideration by Norwegian as part of a package of new routes from Europe to destinations including New York and Boston, according to reports.
Norwegian’s plans have come into focus after the airline confirmed to USA Today that Providence in Rhode Island was to be the second of two new bases in the US north east for transatlantic flights the airline plans to operate with its new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
Stewart International Airport in New York State, about 70 miles from midtown Manhattan, has already been earmarked by Norwegian as the first of the locations where it plans to base crews for the new fleet.
Deliveries of the 737s are scheduled to begin by the middle of this year with Norwegian planning to serve multiple Europe points from each of the two chosen airports, Stewart for the NY catchment area and Providence for Boston and New England.