Norwegian to end Irish transatlantic flights

Flight Dashboard has reported Norwegian Air intends to discontinue all flights between Ireland and the US beginning September 15 in an attempt to cut lost-revenue routes, the company said.

Norwegian said as the airline moves from growth to profitability, it has conducted a comprehensive review of its transatlantic operations between Ireland and North America. Considering the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft, the airline has concluded that these routes are no longer commercially viable. The airline began operating six routes from Dublin, Cork and Shannon to the US in July 2017.

The airline says it will ensure passengers are still able to travel to their destinations after September 15 by re-routing them onto other Norwegian services, as well as offering a full refund to those who no longer wish to fly with the carrier.

Norwegian will continue to offer scheduled services from Dublin to Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen and the airline´s 80 Dublin-based administrative staff at Norwegian Air International and Norwegian Group´s asset company, Arctic Aviation Assets, will not be affected by the route closures.