Belfast Telegraph

Low-cost Norwegian airline exploring new Ireland to Canada flights

By Fearghal O'Connor

Low-cost carrier Norwegian has applied for permission to fly to Canadian airports and could launch services from Ireland this summer, it has emerged.

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The airline, which already flies to two airports serving Boston and New York from Belfast International, is understood to be exploring route opportunities from Canada to a number of airports in Europe, including Ireland.

It has applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency for an international licence to operate a service between member states of the EU and Canada.

The airline told the Canadian authorities that it intends starting commercial activities in Canada in July and has applied for and is understood to have been granted an exemption allowing it to sell tickets in advance of receiving formal government approval.

No routes have been formally approved yet but the airline is seeking a general licence and route approvals, it is understood.

Belfast Telegraph