Flights From Hudson Valley to Europe Drastically Reduced
A number of cheap flights from the Hudson Valley to Europe are ending.
Norwegian Air began flying out of Stewart International Airport in Newburgh in June 2017. The airline offered non-stop flights from the Hudson Valley, for a relatively cheap price, to a number of European destinations.
However, the airline will stop flying to and from Edinburgh, Scotland in March 2019.
“Following a comprehensive review of our services from Edinburgh, we have decided to withdraw routes to the New York and Boston areas, Barcelona and Tenerife with the last flights departing on 30 March 2019," a Norwegian spokesperson confirmed to the Edinburgh Reporter.
The airline blames the move on an air passenger tax that was postponed by the Scottish Government.
“Our affordable US flights were launched with the prospect of a reduction in air passenger taxes that was unfortunately postponed by The Scottish Government and this has led us to fully withdraw our transatlantic services," the spokesperson said.
Norwegian Air is also stopping flights from Newburgh to Belfast, Ireland, the Centre for Aviation reports.
In December 2016, it was believed that Norwegian would offer flights from Stewart to England, Scotland, Ireland and Norway with plans to add Paris in the very near future.
No word on if and when Norwegian will add more European destinations.