One of the world's leading low-cost airlines, Norwegian Air is expanding its wings with new routes to Canada starting on March 31, 2019.
The Oslo-based carrier has set its eyes on routes between Montreal and the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe which is set to launch on Oct. 29. On the other hand, flights from Montreal to Martinique, another French Caribbean island, is set to launch on Nov. 1. Both routes are set to use the Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
The Airline's service between Montreal and the Caribbean is seasonal and is only available between October and the end of March. Norwegian expects to operate three flights a week to both Caribbean destinations.
According to its website, Norwegian will follow up with a year-round and daily transatlantic non-stop service between Dublin and Hamilton on March 31, 2019.
Additionally, this is the airline's first ever service between Europe and Canada. For this flight, Norwegian is set to use its new Boeing 737 Max jets.
Managing Director at Dublin Airport Vincent Harrison said that Dublin Airport is pleased to have the airline launch its new route in Ireland, one of the top destinations in Europe. It will be Dublin airport's fifth destination in Canada, therefore offering more choices to the growing Canada-Ireland and Ireland-Canada market.
Hamilton is situated in Ontario and is conveniently located to provide their customers easy access to major cities in the area. The John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is located 50 miles from downtown Toronto.
Buffalo New York and Niagara Falls are only an hour away. Lake Erie, known as one of North America's "Great Lakes," is also only an hour drive from Hamilton.
Hamilton is known for its beaches, fishing ports, diving facilities, and vineyards that are located along the coastline. The surrounding vicinity also provides a diverse cultural experience for its visitors such as the Festival of Friends, Canada's largest free music festival, and Art Gallery of Hamilton, which houses the third largest permanent art collection in Canada.
Norwegian's chief commercial officer, Thomas Ramdahl said in an interview with Business Insider that the Canadian market is big and has been on their sights for a couple of years.
Norwegian is the third largest low-cost airline in Europe and flies over 33 million passengers annually to 150 global destinations.