Cork Airport Announces Boston Route

Cork Airport has announced that it has been granted a license to operate the first direct transatlantic flights between Cork and the United States.

Norwegian Air International will operate the route and plan to launch the new Cork-Boston service. The airline also intends to operate a Cork-New York route.

It is anticipated that the Boston-bound flights will depart from Cork in the coming months, with New York flights commencing shortly afterwards. Tickets for the Boston route are expected to go on sale soon.

Commenting on the news, Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director, Cork Airport, said: "This is momentous news for air travellers on both sides of the Atlantic. It's great news for Open Skies and for consumer choice and competition.

"I firmly believe this will permanently transform the transatlantic market in Ireland and further afield for the better. Norwegian will do for transatlantic travel what Ryanair has done for European travel, bringing lower fares, increased competition and growth to the overall market.

"There has been a tremendous amount of work undertaken to secure this route on both sides of the Atlantic and we must acknowledge the huge support received from political, business and local government stakeholders in Ireland, the EU and US.

"The final stages of the process have seen a significant contribution and support from the public too and I want to thank everyone who helped make this happen."

Kevin Toland, Chief Executive, daa, added: "daa has been working closely with Cork Airport over many months to advance obtaining permission for Norwegian to operate transatlantic services and we also had great support for this new route both in Ireland and the United States."


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