Norwegian has announced plans to double the frequency of its flights between Dublin and Stewart International airport from April 26.

The carrier will move to a twice daily service, with a new morning departure from Dublin departing at 0810, arriving into Stewart International at 1030. The full schedule from April 26 will be as follows:

From Dublin

  • Departs 0810, arrives 1030
  • Departs 1430, arrives 1650

From Stewart International

  • Departs 1225, arrives 2345
  • Departs 2100, arrives 0820 the following day

The new frequency will add a total of 66,000 new seats to the route, and Norwegian says that the additional morning service will allow for shopping day trips to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in New York State.

Stewart International airport is located around 60 miles north of Manhattan – a direct shuttle bus is available between the airport and New York City, timed to meet Norwegian’s flight arrivals.

The airport is soon to be renamed New York Stuart International, as part of a US$37 million upgrade programme.

In addition Norwegian says it will increase transatlantic services from Shannon from March 27, with flights to Providence doubling to four times weekly, and those to Stewart International increasing from two to three flights per week.

Commenting on the news Thomas Ramdahl, chief commercial officer at Norwegian said:

“More than 130,000 passengers have flown Norwegian between Ireland and the USA since flights commenced last July, and today marks our continued expansion by introducing twice-daily Dublin-New York flights.

“With strong demand from Irish holidaymakers and business travellers for our high-quality flights in brand new aircraft, it was naturally our next move to increase capacity in Ireland even further.

“Not only are Irish passengers benefitting from more flights to the USA, but we’re also making it easier for Americans to access Ireland and beyond at much better value.”