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NEW YORK CITY — Norwegian’s new service from Dublin to John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport will operate as normal, despite the suspension of Boeing 737 MAX operations by European aviation authorities.
The airline provided an update to customers flying on the new route from March 31.
Since the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX, the airline has re-routed customers and offered the chance to rebook or receive a full refund free of charge if they no longer wish to travel. It is also combining flights and reallocating aircraft within its own network to keep cancellations to a minimum and minimize inconvenience for its customers.
On March 13, Norwegian announced it would temporarily deploy a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to operate daily flights between Dublin Airport and New York (Stewart). These flights will continue to operate under a temporary schedule, but as from March 31 Norwegian will temporarily operate additional services from Dublin Airport using a Boeing 737-800 to cover other affected routes, including the launch of the new Canadian service.
Here are additional details for Dublin-Hamilton customers:
Norwegian continues to temporarily withhold further sales of all routes operated by the 737 MAX in light of the suspended operations of the aircraft. The airline will provide further updates to customers booked to travel on affected routes beyond April 10.