Norwegian Air Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Albany International Airport

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Albany International Airport New York

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  1. Norwegian’s fleet consists of almost 150 aircraft including Boeing 737-800s, Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and Boeing 787 Dreamliners. … In 2015 Norwegian was named the most fuel-efficient airline on transatlantic routes by The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). We have around 250 aircraft on order.

      Norwegian Air cheap fares from Newburgh to Europe gobbled up
      Albany Airport wants carrier to bring service to Capital Region
      By Eric Anderson | on February 28, 2017

      If you were looking for a ridiculously cheap fare to the United Kingdom and Ireland, you’re too late.

      Norwegian Air, which begins service on June 15 between Stewart International Airport in Newburgh and Edinburgh, has sold all the promotional fares set aside for the launch.

      The same goes for flights to Belfast, Shannon and Dublin, which begin July 1.

      “All the introductory fares are gone,” said Jean Gagnon, manager of Plaza Travel in Latham. “They were gone within hours.”

      Introductory fares to the European destinations were $65 eastbound, and either 69 euros or 69 pounds — that’s $73.01 or $85.52 — westbound, depending on whether you’re flying from a city using the euro or one using the British pound.

      Now, they’re a bit higher, about $562 round-trip from Stewart to Edinburgh, Gagnon said Tuesday.

      That’s still less than the $1,000 or more you’ll likely pay on many other carriers this summer.

      But there are fees. The cheapest fare category is nonrefundable, with fees for meals, checked bags, reserved seats, and for making the reservation by phone.

      That’s becoming standard even with the legacy air carriers such as American, Delta and United, which are rolling out their own deep discount fares that feature few or no frills.

      Gagnon is concerned that there’s typically just one flight a day to each destination.

      “No other carrier will take that ticket,” she said. “If you miss it, or there’s a problem with it, you’re stuck.”

      Still, if a low fare is your top priority, the new carrier’s offers may be hard to ignore.

      Albany International Airport would like to see Norwegian Air start service here.

      “Our air service development consultant has been working on our behalf to begin a dialog with Norwegian Air,” airport spokesman Doug Myers said. “Thus far, we have yet to have any direct discussions with Norwegian Air.”

      But that could change.

      In an interview several weeks ago, a Norwegian Air spokesman said the carrier wouldn’t rule out Albany as a future destination. • 518-454-5323

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