This winter will see Norwegian reducing transatlantic flights from Dublin and Shannon by more than 50 per cent.
The news appeared in the US East Coast’s recordonline.com, and Business Traveller has checked details with the carrier’s website and can confirm the cuts.
So far Norwegian has yet to make any announcement to UK media about these developments, but last month Norwegian’s CFO Geir Karlsen said the airline was evaluating its whole route programme, including short- and long-haul flights in the coming winter period.
The transatlantic services in question are those operating into New York’s Stewart International between January 12 and the end of March 2019.
Flights from Shannon are being cancelled entirely during the above period while flight frequency from Dublin will be halved to a single daily service (there are currently two daily flights).
It is reported that normal services will be restored from the end of March.
Norwegian’s spokesperson Anders Lindstrom is quoted as saying, “As a cost-disciplined company, we continuously monitor and evaluate our route network and these changes have been made as part of our commitment to reducing costs.”
However note that New York’s Stewart International alone will continue to be served from the Scottish capital until March 2019.
And this coming January sees Norwegian terminate its London Gatwick to Singapore route after only 15 months of operation.