Norwegian is to offer passengers on its budget flights from Edinburgh to New York a coach link to Manhattan plus immigration pre-clearance for those travelling from Ireland.
The airline begins flights from Edinburgh to Stewart airport in New York State on June 15. Stewart is around 60 miles north of Manhattan and Norwegian’s shuttle service will be timed to meet flights. The trip to the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal just west of Times Square will take around one hour 20 minutes, with a single fare being $20.
Norwegian begins flights to the US from Dublin, Shannon and Cork in July. Dublin and Shannon will offer Stewart and Providence airport, which serves Boston, while Cork will offer a service to Providence – Cork’s first-ever transatlantic scheduled flight.
Dublin and Shannon will allow passengers to pre-clear immigration and customs before departure, meaning that they avoid lengthy queues on arrival as they are treated as domestic passengers.
Norwegian’s chief commercial officer Thomas Ramdahl said: “Our new transatlantic routes offer Irish passengers more choice, lower fares and now even greater convenience, with use of pre-clearance facilities at Dublin and Shannon, and a convenient shuttle bus service to take passengers into the heart of New York City.
“The countdown is now on for these exciting new routes and we look forward to welcoming many Irish passengers on-board our affordable flights to the US this summer.”