New Norwegian Air schedule from Shannon is an opportunity for Irish Business and Tourism – Minister Pat Breen.

March 3rd, 2017 - Pat Breen

Minister for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen has described Norwegian Air International’s transatlantic routes from Shannon, as an opportunity for business and tourism in Clare and the Mid West.

The budget airline confirmed details of four services from Shannon the US this week, connecting the Irish Airport with Stewart International Airport, Orange County and Providence Green Airport, Rhode Island.

“This announcement is not only good news for Shannon Airport, which now has its biggest number of direct scheduled flights to the United States, but the extra flights will be beneficial to business and tourism in the mid west region,” said Minister Breen.

“The two weekly flights to Stewart International Airport, which is just 90 minutes from New York, and the two weekly flights to Providence Airport which serves the Greater Boston area, will provide inexpensive travel to holiday makers and businesses,” he added.

“These extra flights will also encourage more travel from the United States to Shannon, which will be hugely beneficial to the local tourism, hospitality and leisure industry,” said Minister Breen.

“Norwegian Air International’s decision to provide affordable transatlantic flights into Shannon Airport is also a vote of confidence in an airport that has a history at being to the fore of aviation development and change.”