Friday, 29 March 2019

Dublin set to get new flight to Hamilton, Canada with budget carrier Norwegian

Photo Simon Wright

The budget carrier Norwegian is about to start its first-ever route between Europe and Canada, starting this Sunday, 31st March. The airline will be starting a brand new service from Dublin to Hamilton's John C. Munro International Airport (YHM). Norwegian had planned the route to be operated on new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, however, because of the grounding of that type of 737, the airline will now start the route with an ETOPS enabled 737-800 aircraft. The service will fly on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. 

Hamilton International Airport is conveniently located in the Greater Toronto area with good road links to some major tourist attractions such as Niagara Falls and the beautiful Niagara village.  WestJet's own budget carrier, Swoop also operates a number of flights from the airport, there are also flights with WestJet, AirTransat and Air Canada from the airport. 

Travelling from Hamilton International Airport and Toronto city centre has been made easy with the introduction of a daily coach service from Megabus. Its daily service operates between downtown Toronto (Toronto Coach Terminal) and Hamilton International, from $21 each way. Additionally, the Airport recently signed agreements with rideshare companies Uber, Lyft and Facedrive. These agreements will allow rideshare customers to be picked up and dropped off curbside at the Airport. Of course, normal taxi, transit and limo services also can transport people between the city centre and the airport, with more details here.

Matthew Wood, SVP Commercial at Norwegian said: "We’re delighted to build on our popular services to the USA and offer Irish consumers another destination with our first-ever route from Dublin to Canada. Customers now have an affordable option to explore a brand-new destination this summer whether visiting Hamilton, Toronto or witnessing the beauty of nature at Niagara Falls with the flexibility of a daily schedule."

Sharon Murphy, Acting Manager at Tourism Hamilton said: "We can’t wait to introduce new travellers to Hamilton’s many tourist attractions and events. While the city is an affordable and ideally located alternative entry and departure point for international travellers in the busy south western Ontario travel hub - our fascinating, comeback city is also well worth a few days of exploration. Genuine and always welcoming, we’ve got breathtaking natural beauty including endless trails and waterfalls as well as a bustling and historic downtown core."

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