Norwegian Air has confirmed plans to increase the frequency of its Shannon – US service.

The airline, which commenced services at Shannon in July 2017, is to double its frequency from two to four flights a week on its service to Providence Green Airport, Rhode Island, just over one hour from Boston.

In addition, it is adding an extra service to Stewart International Airport, Orange County – just 90 minutes from New York, increasing from two to three flights a week. The extra services will kick-in from March 2018. Both services will be operated with a B737 Max aircraft, and will use Shannon’s US Preclearance service.

Norwegian Chief Commercial Officer Thomas Ramdahl said: “Our new transatlantic routes from Ireland have made a strong start so we are delighted to add extra services at Shannon where our affordable flights to the US have proved particularly popular with passengers. These additional flights will give Irish passengers even more choice and are another important step in our plans for continued growth in Ireland.”

Andrew Murphy, Shannon Airport Managing Director said: “This is excellent news for Shannon and excellent news for tourism on the Wild Atlantic Way and wider region that we serve. This announcement clearly demonstrates Norwegian’s commitment at Shannon and results in an increase of over 200% in capacity by the airline in 2018.”

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