Norwegian Air has announced it will cancel flights from Cork and Shannon to Providence, Rhode Island in the United States from November to March due to lack of demand.
Despite only starting the low-cost routes last summer, the airline has decided to put an end to the service for five months of the year. The flights served as a gateway to Irish passengers to the city of Boston which has a regular train service to and from Providence which takes approximately one hour.
Despite the move, Norwegian will now expand its Shannon to New York service to four flights per week for the same period.
Shannon Group managing director Andrew Murphy said:
'The airline’s service to Providence will be suspended for winter 2018/19. The service operated two flights per week in winter 2017/18 and currently operates four flights per week for the current summer 2018 season.
'We are very pleased that the popular New York service has been expanded for this winter and shows the demand for the destination.
'The seasonal suspension of Providence is disappointing but is in line with other Irish and international airports which have seen similar reductions.'