Shannon welcome for preliminary permit approval for Norwegian International Airlines US services

Shannon Airport has today welcomed the passing of a key stage in the application process to the US Department of Transportation by Norwegian Airlines for permits to operate services from Irish airports, including Shannon, to the US.

“The decision by the US authorities to give preliminary approval for permits for Norwegian International Airlines Limited brings us one step closer to Shannon having a new carrier on its runway.  We now have to wait for a 21 period for final submissions on this matter, with a decision to follow shortly after this,” said a Shannon Airport spokesperson.

“Having commenced discussions with the airline in 2014 and subsequently agreed a deal pending permit approval, we are hopeful of a positive outcome to this application and realising a really excellent opportunity for Shannon to strengthen its transatlantic operations.”