Norwegian has announced is 2019 summer transatlantic schedules from Ireland, with what it says is a 37 per cent increase in flights compared to this year.

There will be a total of 40 weekly transatlantic departures from Ireland next summer – 28 from Dublin, nine from Shannon and three from Cork.

As previously reported, the carrier will launch a new daily service between Dublin and Hamilton on March 31, 2019, operated by a B737 Max aircraft.

Norwegian will also increase its Dublin-Providence service from five flights per week to daily, and its route between Shannon and New York Stewart International will rise from three to five flights per week.

Commenting on the news Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian said:

“We are excited to increase our transatlantic flights next summer to meet demand and continue expanding our presence in Ireland. The market presents a clear opportunity to deliver more high-quality flights at lower fares for consumers on both sides of the Atlantic.

“Norwegian’s expansion continues in summer 2019 with the launch of our first route to Canada, bolstering popular routes and maintaining much-needed direct transatlantic services to maximise choice and flexibility for Irish business and leisure customers.”