- Norwegian dropping last two trans Atlantic services at Edinburgh
- Increased rotations in ireland both winter and summer
- Airline is blaming Westminster imposed APD
Norwegian will be dropping all of it transatlantic routes from Edinburgh. Edinburgh-Providence ends October 27 and Edinburgh-Newburgh ends March 30 2019. Barcelona and Tenerife services are also ceasing and the crew base is to close.
Norwegian is cancelling its London Gatwick to Singapore service in January. Westminster imposed APD accounts for £78 per economy passenger.
Norwegian has increased routes and rotations in Ireland, apart from Belfast, and already loaded them. From October 28, Dublin – Newburgh Stewart increase from 6 to 14w and Dublin Providence increases from 3w to 7w and add a third Dublin route, operating Dublin-Toronto Hamilton daily with B737 MAX from March 31. Shannon to Newburgh Stewart NY frequencies go to 5w from March 31 2019, compared to 3w in summer 2018 (daily in winter 2018-9). Norwegian’s Shannon 4w and Cork 3w services to Providence RI are confirmed for summer 2019 with the same frequency as this year as seasonal services. Cork to Providence RI will be suspended for the winter.
Recently Norwegian Air said it is looking to recruit 40 pilots for its Dublin base to support its transatlantic expansion plans. It said the additional B737 pilots it is looking for will virtually double the size of the Ireland base.
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