Norwegian has announced its first Canada route, flying daily from Dublin.
Launching March 31 next year, fares to Hamilton John C Munro airport, around 50 miles from Toronto, will start from €189 one way.
The low-cost Oslo-based carrier is taking bookings from Thursday (June 21).
Norwegian will operate the route using new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft with a single class 189-seat cabin.
Bjorn Kjos, Norwegian chief executive, said the route was a key milestone in the airline’s transatlantic expansion, its first service between Europe and Canada.
“We are committed to providing Irish passengers greater choice and lower fares across our network as we continue to invest in the Irish market,” said Kjos.
Hamilton, Ontario, offers access not only to Toronto, but also Niagara Falls and Lake Erie, as well as the province’s fishing ports, beaches, diving facilities and coastal vineyards.
The region is also renowned for its art heritage, and hosts Canada’s largest annual free summer music festival, the three-day Festival of Friends.
Vincent Harrison, Dublin airport managing director, added: “Dublin airport is delighted to see Norwegian launch this new service to Hamilton – Toronto.
“It will be Dublin’s fifth destination in Canada, offering further choice to the growing Canada-Ireland and Ireland-Canada markets and the overall transatlantic market between Dublin and North America.”
Flights will depart Dublin at 2.40pm arriving Hamilton 5.25pm and return departing Hamilton at 7.45pm arriving Dublin 7.30am (+1).