Low cost airfares have changed how we travel around Europe but will soon offer much more affordable long haul flights.
Low-cost carrier Norwegian airlines has booked slots to fly from Cork to Boston from March 2017 and says that it will introduce €62 fares once a fleet of new aircraft arrives next year.
“I can promise you that you will see transatlantic flights on the 737 Max next year,” Chief Commercial Officer Thomas Ramdahl told Business Insider.
“And that’s when you will see the $69/€62 fares.”
Norwegian is expecting delivery of 100 Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes that it says will reduce the cost of transatlantic services thanks to state-of-the-art features like more fuel-efficient engines, upgraded avionics, and aerodynamics.
Norwegian already operate flights from London to Boston from €160 each-way, which will probably be the starting points for any US services from Cork until they take delivery of the new aircraft.
Ramdahl told Business Insider that his airline plans to make an announcement around November or December of this year with firm details of the $69 fares.