Get ready Newburgh, N.Y. Your nonstop flights to Europe are coming – maybe nearly two dozen – with fares that could start at as little as $69 one way.
And Newburgh is not the only smaller, “secondary” Northeastern airport in line for a similar bonanza of European flights. A similar schedule of trans-Atlantic flights are likely on the way for one of three New England airports from a list that includes Portsmouth, N.H., Providence, R.I. and Hartford, Conn.
Those flights will come courtesy of European budget carrier Norwegian Air, which will add Newburgh and one of those three New England airports to its route map next year as it opens two U.S. bases next year to house pilots for its new Boeing 737 MAX jets.
The “MAX” is the newest variant of Boeing’s best-selling 737 narrowbody. They come with new engines and aerodynamic improvements that will allow airlines like Norwegian to fly the jet on routes between North America and western Europe. Norwegian says using the smaller single-aisle 737 MAX for international routes -- instead of a more traditional twin-aisle "widebody" jet -- will allow it to keep costs low and offer fares as low as $69 one way on its service between the USA and Europe.
Norwegian’s decision to open the two new bases at smaller “secondary” airports in the region also means trans-Atlantic service will soon be coming to airports rarely considered for high-profile overseas routes.
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