The FINANCIAL — As the countdown begins to Norwegian’s new low-cost transatlantic flights from 5 UK and Irish airports this summer, the airline has highlighted some of the top visitor attractions and tourism hotspots for passengers to explore on the US east coast.
In June and July Norwegian will begin a series of affordable transatlantic routes from Edinburgh, Belfast, Cork, Shannon and Dublin to the US east coast. The new flights will serve smaller US airports on the east coast, which offer good access into the New York, Boston and New England areas but carry significantly lower landing charges, allowing Norwegian to offer some truly affordable fares, according to Norwegian.
The new routes quickly became some of Norwegian’s fastest selling ever and with flights continuing to prove popular, the airline has today highlighted some of the cities, visitor attractions and tourism hotspots that UK and Irish passengers can enjoy on their trip with Norwegian:
Providence – perfect for Boston-bound travellers, a Rhode Island road trip, or a visit to “America’s coolest city”
Norwegian offers low-cost flights from Cork, Shannon, Dublin, Belfast and Edinburgh to Providence Airport offer passengers connections to:
Buzzing Boston –for passengers wanting to visit vibrant and historic‘Beantown’, a range of road, rail and bus links make Boston just 90 minutes away from Providence Airport
Cape Cod and picture-perfect islands –no trip to New England would be complete without a visit to the beautiful Cape Cod and picture perfect islands of Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard, made famous as the filming location of Jaws (90 minutes away from the airport)
America’s “coolest city” – Providence itself is one of America’s oldest cities, dating back to 1636, but in a modern twist it has also been named “America’s Coolest City” by GQ magazine
Historic Newport– just 30 minutes from the airport, the historic “city by the sea” of Newport offers boat trips and history tours including some of the oldest colonial homes in the USA, and St Mary’s Church where John F Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier married in 1953
Stewart International – great connections to Hudson Valley, premium shopping and of course the Big Apple
Norwegian flies from Edinburgh, Belfast, Shannon and Dublin to Stewart International in New York state, offering easy access to:
Hudson Valley – situated in the south of Hudson Valley, Stewart Airport offers a direct link to historic attractions, cruising down the Hudson, farm-to-table restaurants and over a hundred wine and craft beer producers. In winter, the valley offers skiers the perfect opportunity to test out their skills, while in summer daredevils can enjoy white water rafting or rock climbing.
Woodbury Common Premium Shopping – Woodbury Common (16 miles from the airport) is one of the world’s largest retail outlets, attracting 15 million visitors each year. The centre’s 220 stores offer discounts of 25-65% on premium brands and designer goods
The Big Apple – travelers can easily take a bite out of the Big Apple with a new direct bus service from Stewart Airport direct to the Big Apple for $20 each way, perfectly timed to meet the Norwegian flights! Stewart Airport also offers a range of road, rail and bus options to Manhattan in 90 minutes.
Bradley International – a gateway to New England that is also ideal for history buffs and foodies
Norwegian has low-cost flights from Edinburgh to Bradley Airport in Connecticut providing great access to:
A gateway to New England – Bradley Airport is a perfect gateway for travellers to explore the beauty of New England in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Vermont
Historic museums and specialty food trails – history fans will enjoy the Mark Twain Museum in Hartford and the New England Air Museum at Bradley Airport, while foodies can enjoy Connecticut’s speciality food trails including craft beer, wine, chocolate and even a pizza trail
Arty New Haven and historic Yale University – just an hour away is the city of New Haven, described by the New York Times as having “Art everywhere you look” for itsworld-class theatres, galleries and music venues. New Haven is also home to Yale University, with award-winning public tours of the history and architecture of one of America’s oldest institutions
New York and Boston – the bright city lights of the Big Apple and Beantown are also both within two hours reach from Bradley International
Norwegian Chief Commercial Officer Thomas Ramdahl said: “Our new routes are not only making transatlantic travel more affordable than ever before, they also offer a perfect gateway for British and Irish travelers to see some of the finest parts of the US east coast. From the bright city lights of New York and Boston, to the history and natural beauty of New England, these new routes offer something for all passengers.”
Norwegian’s new transatlantic routes will launch from 5 UK and Irish cities this summer and will be operated on brand new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Flights are now on sale from www.norwegian.com and include:
Edinburgh – 14 transatlantic flights per week from 15th June:
Stewart Intl (New York) – daily flights
Providence (greater Boston) – 4x weekly flights (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun)
Bradley Intl (New England/Connecticut) – 3x weekly flights (Tues, Thurs, Sat)
Belfast – five transatlantic flights per week from 1st July:
Stewart Intl (New York) – 3x weekly flights (Tues, Thurs, Sat)
Providence (greater Boston) – 2x weekly flights (Tues, Sat)
Cork – three transatlantic flights per week from 1st July:
Providence (greater Boston) – 3x weekly flights (Tues, Thurs, Sat)
Shannon – four transatlantic flights per week from 2nd July:
Stewart Intl (New York) – 2x weekly flights (Wed, Sun).
Providence (greater Boston) – 2x weekly flights (Mon, Fri).
Dublin – 12 transatlantic flights per week from 1st July:
Stewart Intl (New York) – daily flights
Providence (greater Boston) – 5x weekly flights (Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sun)