The US Department of Transportation has approved Norwegian Air International's (NAI) application to fly round trip, direct flight service between
Cork and Boston, starting in 2017.
The announcement came on Friday, December 2, clearing the way for a route that had been in the works for nearly three years.
Norwegian Air officials said it hopes to have four-five weekly flights, depending on its popularity. Officials say they will fly a Boeing 737-800 on the Boston-Cork route, which seats up to 189 passengers.
second largest city, and also has the country’s second busiest airport.
Norwegian Air was rated
Low Cost Airline for a fourth consecutive year by industry website, Airlineratings.com, which
is viewed by 14 million visitors from 232 countries.
"Securing a transatlantic service for
second largest airport has been an aspiration of ours for some time," MacCarthy said. "Norwegian Air’s service will be welcomed by business and leisure travelers
throughout the region.” Ireland
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