Airline to offer more year-round direct flights to the USA from Edinburgh than any other carrier
Low-cost airline Norwegian is launching a series of new transatlantic flights, offering direct low-cost travel from the Scottish capital to the USA for the first time from just £69.
From this summer, Norwegian will offer more year-round direct flights to the USA from Edinburgh than any other carrier.
Fourteen new direct flights on three never before seen routes will depart Edinburgh every week on the brand new Boeing 737 MAX for the greater New York, Boston and New England areas at unmatched fares.
The flights will serve smaller US airports which offer good access into Boston, New York and New England but carry significantly lower landing charges, allowing Norwegian to offer some truly affordable fares that will allow as many people as possible to fly.
Daily direct services to Stewart, New York
From 15 June, Norwegian will launch a daily service to Stewart International Airport, which is conveniently situated in New York state, under 90 minutes away from the Big Apple.
The UK’s only direct services to Providence, Rhode Island
From 16 June, Norwegian will launch the UK’s only direct flights to Providence, Rhode Island giving passengers easy access into greater Boston and the historic heartland of the USA. See airport factsheet here.
Norwegian will operate x4 weekly flights to Providence (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun)
The UK’s only direct services to Hartford, Connecticut
From 17 June, Norwegian will launch the UK’s only direct link to Hartford, Connecticut with three direct weekly flights to Bradley International Airport, which is New England’s second largest gateway.
Norwegian will operate x3 weekly flights to Bradley International Airport (Tue, Thu, Sat)
Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos said: “Norwegian is shaking up transatlantic travel once again with ground-breaking fares and never before seen routes. The cost of transatlantic travel has been too high for too long so by connecting Scotland with smaller US airports, we can offer some truly affordable fares, allowing as many people as possible to fly. These new transatlantic routes from Edinburgh builds on the success of our long-haul flights from London into major US cities as we’re now able to offer passengers an even greater choice of affordable travel to the US.”
Edinburgh Airport’s chief executive Gordon Dewar said: “These new low-cost direct services between Scotland’s capital city and the east coast of America are a real game-changer – making travel between these two parts of the world easier than ever before and opening up possibilities to more business and leisure passengers than ever before.
“Norwegian is a great innovative partner for Edinburgh Airport and we look forward to working with them in synergy and delivering more choice, opportunity, jobs and economic growth here in Scotland.”
Scottish Government Minister for Transport and the Islands Humza Yousaf said: “I warmly welcome Norwegian’s increased investment in Scotland, which will bring real benefits to Scotland’s economy and connectivity. I believe that it heralds the beginning of a more strategic and exciting relationship between the Airport, Scotland and Norwegian.
“As Edinburgh’s first low-cost, long-haul carrier, these new flights will help build on Scotland’s strong business links with the USA. They will also help boost our tourism industry by making it even easier for visitors to get a taste of the fantastic experiences Edinburgh and Scotland as a whole have to offer.
“Basing planes in Scotland will also create jobs and is a real vote of confidence in the Scottish aviation market. I have no doubt this is the first step in a successful new relationship between Edinburgh Airport and Norwegian, and we look forward to helping them build on that partnership in the future.”
Norwegian, as European launch customer of the 737 MAX, will use Boeing’s latest aircraft to service the new transatlantic routes. These state-of-the-art aircraft offers a longer range and greater seat capacity than existing single-aisle aircraft. Passengers will be able to travel in a fresh and modern single-class economy cabin with hot and cold food options available to purchase onboard.
Flight schedule: Edinburgh – Stewart (New York):
Departs Edinburgh Intl (EDI) – 17:15
Arrives Stewart Intl (SWF) – 20:00
Flight schedule: Edinburgh – Providence (Greater Boston):
Departs Edinburgh Intl (EDI) – 17:30
Arrives Providence Intl (PVD) – 20:10
(Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun)
Flight schedule: Edinburgh – Hartford (Connecticut):
Departs Edinburgh Intl (EDI) – 17:40
Arrives Bradley Intl (BDL) – 20:20
(Tue, Thu, Sat)
Norwegian is also creating more than 130 crew and pilot jobs in Scotland as it prepares for continued growth at Edinburgh Airport in 2017. Norwegian is also expanding its summer programme from Edinburgh on select routes to Scandinavia and Spain, including Copenhagen, Oslo and Barcelona.
Norwegian is Europe’s third largest low-cost carrier, carrying 30 million yearly passengers to more than 140 global destinations. Norwegian has been voted the Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline for two consecutive years at the renowned SkyTrax Awards, and the Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline for four consecutive years.