Monday, 6 May 2019

Norwegian reveals soaring demand for new Dublin-Hamilton flights with 90% seats filled in first month

The long-haul low-cost airline, Norwegian revealed this week that it has recorded soaring demand for its brand-new flights between Dublin and Toronto’s Hamilton Airport.

Voted Skytrax Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline 2018, Norwegian operates transatlantic services from Dublin to the USA and Canada, unlocking more affordable fares to airports serving the New York, Boston and Toronto metropolitan areas from €120 one way at

On 31 March, Norwegian commenced services from Dublin Airport to Hamilton in Ontario, offering consumers more choice and affordable access to Toronto and landmark attractions including Niagara Falls.

Since launch, the airline has flown more than 5,000 passengers with an average load factor of 90 per cent in April 2019, the first month of operation.

These numbers come despite the temporary worldwide grounding of the 737 MAX aircraft by several aviation authorities, that was originally planned to operate on the route and the adjusted frequency of the service as a result.

Matthew Wood, SVP Long-Haul Commercial said:“We’re seeing strong demand for our newest destination from Dublin as Hamilton offers a range of experiences that are still relatively new and undiscovered for Irish tourists.”

“I’m also particularly proud of delivering on our promise to customers by ensuring they could travel to and from Hamilton on a different aircraft type in response to the current 737 MAX challenges.”

Norwegian commenced transatlantic services from Dublin Airport in July 2017, launching flights to New York Stewart International Airport and Providence-Boston Airport.

The Hamilton route currently operates on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and from July, will operate three times weekly on the same days excluding Sunday using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft that includes free Wi-Fi.

The airline last year celebrated flying more than 250,000 passengers on its transatlantic services to and from Dublin Airport to the USA.

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