Norway’s leading low-cost carrier Norwegian has announced it will be offering its customers US preclearance service traveling on transatlantic routes from Shannon and Dublin. The airline will be launching flights services to New York’s Stewart International Airport in Orange County and Providence’s T.F. Green Airport in Kent County (for Boston) from the two airports. The new routes will be launched in July this year.
Currently, US preclearance facilities are present at both Dublin Airport and Shannon Airport. This comes as a big boost for passengers as all US security inspections are carried out prior to their departure thus enabling a hassle free journey. The passengers don’t have to go through the lengthy, tiresome immigration queues at US airports, treating US preclearance as domestic arrivals.
Apart from this, a new coach shuttle service has been started by Norwegian between central New York City and Stewart International Airport. The new service has been perfectly timed to complement the airline’s arrivals schedule. The amenities offered in the shuttle service include in-seat power sockets, Wi-Fi and reclining seats.
Earlier, Norwegian had in February 2017 announced that it will start operating transatlantic flights from four Irish airports, including Dublin, Shannon, Belfast and Cork. The new flights would be launched from July onward this year. The airline will be conducting 12 flights services per week to New York and Boston from Dublin. The New York-Dublin route will be operated once daily, while Boston-Dublin route will be served with 5-times per week flights. Norwegian further stated that it will be launching flights to New York and Boston from Shannon with 4-times per week service. The airline will also launch thrice weekly flights between Boston and Cork.
Norwegian has indicated that flights to both New York and Boston routes will be served with the help of new Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts. The airline said that the small regional airports in New York and Providence are being used for lowering the operating costs to the possible extent. Moreover, Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts are also purchased at cheaper rates and their maintenance costs are also low.