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US preclearance for Norwegian transatlantic passengers from Ireland

US preclearance for Norwegian transatlantic passengers from Ireland

Norwegian has announced that new low-cost transatlantic flights from Ireland to the US East Coast will include use of the preclearance facilities at Dublin and Shannon airports for passengers.

In July, Norwegian will begin a series of affordable transatlantic routes from Ireland to airports on the US east coast which offer good access into New York, Boston and New England but carry significantly lower landing charges.

From Dublin and Shannon, Norwegian offers flights to Stewart International Airport in New York State, along with Providence Airport which offers a gateway into Boston and New England.

Cork Airport will also see its first ever transatlantic flights with a service to Providence, Boston.

All bookings on Norwegian’s transatlantic flights from Dublin and Shannon will now include use of the US preclearance facilities at each airport.

Dublin and Shannon are among only a few airports worldwide to offer US preclearance, with Dublin Airport the only European capital to offer the facility.


US preclearance allows passengers to undertake all US inspections prior to departure – this allows passengers landing in the US to be treated as domestic arrivals, allowing them to avoid immigration queues and pick up their bags and go.

Further details on the preclearance facilities and how they work are available on the Norwegian website here.

Norwegian chief commercial officer Thomas Ramdahl said: “Our new transatlantic routes offer Irish passengers more choice, lower fares and now even greater convenience, with use of preclearance facilities at Dublin and Shannon.

“The countdown is now on for these exciting new routes and we look forward to welcoming many Irish passengers on-board our affordable flights to the US this summer.”