Airline Norwegian has announced that it is ending all transatlantic flights between Ireland and North America from September 15.
The airline said the routes are no longer commercially viable.
Matthew Wood, SVP Long-Haul Commercial at Norwegian said: “We have conducted a comprehensive review of our transatlantic operations between Ireland and North America and considering the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, we have concluded that these routes are no longer commercially viable."
“Compounded by the global grounding of the 737 MAX and the continued uncertainty of its return to service, this has led us to make the difficult decision to discontinue all six routes from Dublin, Cork and Shannon to the US and Canada from 15 September 2019.
“We would like to thank Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports in addition to New York Stewart, Providence and Hamilton airports, tourism partners and our colleagues and customers for supporting Norwegian’s transatlantic expansion from Ireland since 2017.”
In a statement, Cork airport said they were disappointed with the news following much-publicised aircraft issues arising from the grounding of the Boeing Max aircraft.
"We will redouble our efforts to secure a new Transatlantic carrier for Cork to operate from Summer 2021 and we are in active discussions with a number of carriers in this regard,” said Cork Airport Managing Director, Niall MacCarthy.