First Cork to US flights set to depart next year

Cork Airport is to operate its first scheduled transatlantic flights in 50 years, with Norwegian Air set to offer flights to Boston three times per week.

Official confirmation of the new service is expected early next week, just days before CityJet begins its 18-flights-a-week service from Cork to London City Airport.

It is believed that the Norwegian Air flights could begin in the first half of next year. Informed sources say there is potential for the service to be expanded in 2017, possibly to New York.

Cork Airport has been actively seeking an airline to operate transatlantic flights for a number of years, holding meetings with potential partners each year at the annual World Route Development Forums.

Norwegian Air International Ltd is currently listed on the Irish Aviation Authority’s website as a holder of an Air Operator Certificate for here.

Last night, a spokesman for the airport said: “Cork Airport does not comment on speculation or on discussions that it may or may not be having with specific airline partners.”

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