Norwegian Air ends trans-Atlantic service between Ireland and North America

Mail Online | 8/13/2019 | Keith Griffith For Dailymail.com;Wires
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Norwegian Air says it's ending trans-Atlantic service between Ireland and three U.S. and Canadian airports because the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft after two deadly crashes has made the routes 'no longer commercially viable.'

The Oslo-based carrier announced Tuesday its last flights to Ireland from Stewart Airport in New York's Hudson Valley and T.F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island, would be on September 14.

Flight - Ireland - Hamilton - Ontario - September

Its last flight to Ireland from Hamilton, Ontario, will depart on September 13.

The airline says the decision reflects uncertainty about when or whether the troubled Boeing 737 Max will return to the air. Aviation authorities around the world grounded the plane in March after two fatal crashes.

Grounding - MAX - Uncertainty - Return - Service

'Compounded by the global grounding of the 737 MAX and the continued uncertainty of its return to service, this has led us to make the difficult decision to discontinue all six routes from Dublin, Cork and Shannon to the U.S. and Canada from 15 September 2019,' the company said in a statement.

The company added: 'we have concluded that these routes are no longer commercially viable.'

Max - Service - Europe - Airports - Atlantic

Norwegian bought the 737 Max specifically to support service between Europe and smaller airports across the Atlantic.

The airline said it would refund customers who no longer wished to travel from Ireland to the United States and Canada via other destinations. It will continue to fly from Dublin to Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen.

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