Cork – Boston Providence one year on

Niall MacCarthy, MD Cork Airport and Tore Jenssen, CEO Norwegian Air International at the inaugural ceremony of the first ever direct transatlantic service from Cork to Boston Providence with Norwegian.

Cork Airport is celebrating the first anniversary of its non-stop transatlantic service to Boston Providence with Norwegian.

Since take-off on the 1st of July last year, Cork Airport has seen over 31,000 passengers travel between Cork and the US on the three times weekly route.

This direct transatlantic service has benefitted the south of Ireland hugely in terms of inbound tourism from the US, with 60% of the passengers who use the Norwegian route being US visitors.

Tourism Ireland recently confirmed North America continues to perform extremely well with arrivals up +12.4% in the first five months of 2018.

Cork Airport’s Managing Director, Niall MacCarthy said: “As Cork Airport’s first direct transatlantic service, Norwegian’s Cork to Boston Providence route has opened many new doors for both business and leisure passengers in the region and has proven vital for those travelling between the south of Ireland and the east coast of America.”

“Irish people now have affordable direct access from Cork Airport to popular US holiday destinations in New England, such as Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. This service has also given US holiday makers a significantly easier arrival into the south of Ireland, perfect for those who wish to experience the beauty the region has to offer.”