Norwegian has announced plans to keep US services from Dublin running with a B787 Dreamliner, while its B737 Max aircraft remain grounded.
Daily flights between Dublin and New York Stewart International will be served by a B787-9, with the first Dreamliner service departing Dublin this afternoon on flight D81763.
But customers scheduled to fly to Providence’s TF Green airport are not so lucky – the carrier said that “Arrangements are being made to accommodate passengers booked to travel from Dublin to Stewart and Providence on the new Dreamliner service, with plans to bus passengers to Providence upon arrival in New York”.
The distance between Stewart International and TF Green is around 200 miles.
The B787-9 in question has 338 seats configured with 56 seats in Premium, and 282 in economy.
Airlines and aviation regulatory bodies across the world have moved to ground B737 Max aircraft, after an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft crashed on a flight between Addis Ababa and Nairobi earlier this week.
Norwegian grounded its B737 Max aircraft yesterday, stating that “Following the decision by the relevant aviation regulatory bodies to temporarily suspend operations of Boeing 737 Max, Norwegian will not operate any flights with this aircraft type until further notice”.
The carrier has said that it will bill Boeing for costs associated with the grounding of its 18 B737 Max aircraft.