Norwegian revealed a soaring demand for its brand-new nonstop flights between Hamilton International Airport to Dublin since the route debuted on March 31. The airline has flown more than 5,000 passengers with an average load factor of 90 per cent in April 2019, the first month of operation.

Norwegian Boeing 737 at Stavanger Airport, Norway (©otoerres)

Despite the temporary worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which was originally scheduled to operate the route and the adjusted frequency of service as a result, Norwegian is demonstrating strong growth. Current fares from Hamilton to Dublin start as low as $249 CAD, including tax.

– We’re seeing great demand for our newest route, both with Canadians traveling to Ireland and beyond with us, and Europeans visiting top tourist destinations of Ontario that are still relatively new and undiscovered by them, said Matthew Wood, Senior Vice President of Long-Haul Commercial.

In July 2017, Norwegian commenced transatlantic services from the U.S. to Dublin Airport, launching flights from New York Stewart International Airport and Providence’s T.F. Green Airport.

Read more: Norwegian Inaugurates Hamilton to Dublin Route this Weekend (march 2019)

The Hamilton route currently operates on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Starting July, it will operate three times weekly on the same days excluding Sunday utilizing a Boeing 737-800 aircraft that includes free Wi-Fi.

The airline last year celebrated a milestone of more than 250,000 passengers carried on its transatlantic services from U.S. to Dublin Airport.

Read more: Norwegian soars to 250,000 passengers on flights from Dublin Airport to the USA (september 2018)

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