Norwegian has unveiled plans to launch its first
flights between Ireland and Canada.
Scheduled to commence on 31 March 2019, the new daily service between Dublin
and Hamilton – Toronto will mark the first direct flight between
the two cities.
Fares start from €189 one way and can
already be booked.
Norwegian’s daily nonstop flights from Dublin to Hamilton –
Toronto will be operated using Boeing 737 MAX aircraft offering 189 seats in a single class cabin.
Bjørn Kjos, Chief Executive Officer at Norwegian, said,
“Not only is this the first ever direct route between Dublin
and Hamilton – Toronto, but it is also our first ever service
between Europe and Canada. We are committed to providing Irish
passengers with greater choice and lower fares across our network
as we continue to invest in the Irish market. We look forward to
welcoming passengers on board our new service to Canada from March
Hamilton, located in the Canadian province Ontario, is
ideally situated to allow passengers easy access to major cities
and attractions in the vicinity. Toronto is less than 50 minutes
from the city, Buffalo New York and Niagara Falls are only one
hour away. Lake Erie, the fourth largest of the ‘Great Lakes’ in
North America, is a short one-hour drive from Hamilton and is
renowned for its small fishing ports, beaches, fishing and diving
facilities as well as vineyards situated along the coastline. The
surrounding area also offers travellers a wealth of cultural
experiences from the ‘Art Gallery of Hamilton’, housing the third
largest permanent art collection in Canada, to the ‘Festival of
Friends’ held in August, Canada’s largest annual free summer music
spanning over three days.
Vincent Harrison, Managing Director
at Dublin Airport said, “Dublin Airport is delighted to see
Norwegian launch this new service to Hamilton – Toronto. It will
be Dublin Airport’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