Norwegian's Hudson Valley to Edinburgh service ready for take off

Norwegian Airlines has launched its first nonstop transatlantic flight from Stewart International Airport to Edinburgh Airport in Scotland, the company said.

This is the first of five routes that will operate from the airport. The airline´s other routes to Ireland, Northern Ireland and Norway will launch in July.

Stewart International Airport will also be the home of Norwegian´s newest crew base — its third in the United States. The airline will station two Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and 30 pilots and flight attendants at the Orange County airport to accommodate the new service offering, with plans to hire additional crew later in the year.

As the second-largest employer in the Hudson Valley region, Stewart International Airport employs approximately 2,700 people and generates USD 450 million in annual economic activity. With this new air service, the estimated total economic impact is expected to result in the creation of an estimated 230 jobs per year, USD 13 million in total wages and USD 36 million in overall economic activity.

Norwegian´s new flights to Edinburgh will operate daily during the summer and three times per week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays) during the winter with fares currently available at for as low as USD 99 one-way, including taxes.

Norwegian is the world´s sixth largest low-cost airline and carried 30 million passengers in 2016. The airline operates more than 500 routes to 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean and the US Norwegian has a fleet of 130 aircraft, with an average age of 3.6 years, making it one of the world´s youngest fleets.