Aer Lingus opt for Shannon New York winter route over Boston

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SHANNON airport is to lose a second transatlantic winter schedule after Aer Lingus announced it would be suspending the Shannon to Boston link during January and March.

The move follows the announcement by Norwegian Air International last week that it would be suspending one of its US routes during the 2018/19 winter schedule.

However, Aer Lingus announced that it would keep the Shannon to New York/JFK route open during the winter months citing a greater demand for trips to the Big Apple.

The Irish carrier normally suspends the JFK route for the same three months but has instead said that the seat capacity would increase by 2,500 over the period.

Last week, budget airline carrier Norwegian Air International said that it would be suspending the Shannon to Providence/Boston route but that it would increase its New York/Newburgh service.

The carrier said that a poor take up of seats forced the airline to evaluate the service.

Airport bosses said that while they were disappointed to lose the Boston routes, confidence was high that Shannon would continue to deliver on its growing passenger numbers.

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