Airline launches only direct transatlantic flights to US East Coast
Norwegian have launched direct transatlantic flights from Belfast International Airport. There are two new routes to the US East Coast.
Norwegian will be Northern Ireland’s first direct service to Stewart International Airport, New York and Providence Airport, Rhode Island offering travellers affordable travel to the US with fares available from just £129 one-way.
Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos said: “We are delighted to launch Northern Ireland’s only direct route to the US East Coast. Travel should be affordable for all so these new transatlantic flights offer more choice and lower fares that will allow as many passengers as possible to fly. We also look forward to welcoming thousands of American travelers into Northern Ireland over the coming weeks, ensuring our new routes also offer a huge boost to Irish tourism, business and hospitality.”
Graham Keddie, Managing Director, Belfast International Airport: “This is a truly momentous day for Belfast International Airport. We are delighted to be launching two transatlantic services today to New York Stewart Airport and Providence Airport with Norwegian.
These routes restore the much needed New York link that United abandoned and also, for the first time ever, services into the Boston area. We are confident that both of these routes will be successful and we look forward to working with Norwegian to develop more services in the future.”
Stewart International Airport has a new direct shuttle service into central New York City. Operated by Coach USA, the service will allow passengers to take a direct journey into central Manhattan.
If flying into Providence Airport, a range of road, rail and bus links make Boston 90 minutes away, with New England sights such as Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard within reach.
Belfast – 5 transatlantic flights per week from £129 one way:
Stewart Intl (New York) – x 3 weekly flights (Sat, Tue, Thu). Depart Belfast 16:20, arrive Stewart 19:05
Providence (greater Boston) – x 2 weekly flights (Sat & Tue). Depart Belfast 14:40, arrive Providence 16:50
More information visit www.norwegian.com