Norwegian to scrap Ireland to North America flights from September

Norwegian to scrap Ireland to North America flights from September

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Norwegian Air Shuttle has discontinued flights from Ireland to the US and Canada.

Norwegian Air Shuttle will stop flying between Ireland and North America in the wake of the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft.

The low-cost carrier began flying out of Dublin, Cork and Shannon to the US east coast in 2017.

A total of six routes operated between Ireland and the US and Canada.

However, starting from 15 September all those services will stop.

The carrier is one of many airlines affected by the global grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX fleet following the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people.

Norwegian has been working “tirelessly” to minimise the impact on its customers by hiring replacement aircraft to operate between Ireland the North America said Matthew Robert Wood, one of the airline’s senior vice presidents.

“However, as the return to service date for the 737 MAX remains uncertain, this solution is unsustainable.”

Customers who have already booked a non-stop flight between Ireland and North America for travel on or after 15 September will rerouted onto other Norwegian services.

A full refund will be offered for those who no longer wish to travel.

Experts estimate that the scrapping of flights will cost the Shannon region €60 million.

Last year, the airline pulled flights from Belfast, Northern Ireland to New York and Boston.