5th December 2016

Mid-West business welcome for Norwegian International breakthrough

Mid-West business welcome for Norwegian International breakthrough


Saturday 3 December 2016: The CEO of Limerick Chamber has said that the announcement overnight by the US Department of Transport to award a foreign air carrier licence to Norwegian Air International is hugely positive news for Shannon Airport and the wider region.


“It’s no secret that Shannon has been activity engaged with Norwegian on this matter from as far back as 2014, right from the very start, and for good reason.  This will translate into new services between Shannon and the US, which is very good and deserved news for Shannon but, moreover, for the wider region.


“As the Taoiseach said, this has the potential to do for long-haul what Ryanair has done for short-haul.  That means lower prices, more services and the fact that Ireland and Shannon has been at the very start of this movement is very good news for this region.  It will be good for tourism and very good also for business.


“I want to congratulate all at Shannon for their role from the very start of talks in helping to make this happen.”


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