Norwegian continues to expand, announcing a new route from Dublin to Hamilton in Canada. This is going to start at the end of March 2019 and will be operated by the Boeing 737-8 MAX.
Where on earth is Hamilton and why would you want to fly there? Well it turns out that Hamilton is smack dab between Toronto and Niagara Falls. Both places are a one hour drive from the airport.
John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is not a huge facility by any means. International services are seasonally operated by WestJet and Air Transat, otherwise there are just a few Canadian destinations served by the local airlines.
This is actually a good thing for people using the airport as it should mean short lines and a fast airport experience. There is a transport service to Toronto that costs about $125 per vehicle. You can also get a bus to the nearby city and then another bus to Toronto for much less.
Norwegian will be flying daily from the start with the flights leaving Dublin at 14:40 and arriving in Hamilton at 17:25. The choice then is whether to go to Niagara Falls or to Toronto for your hotel, or even perhaps stay where you are.
Return flights depart from Canada at 19:45 and arrive at 07:30 the next morning back in Ireland. The outbound flight from Dublin takes 7 hours and 45 minutes while the return is timed at an hour less. Introductory fares are as low as €189 one way.
At the moment, Aer Lingus, Air Canada, WestJet and Air Transat all fly between Dublin and Toronto. While Norwegian operate with a different model, it will be interesting to see if consumers are happy to fly into Hamilton.
If the price is right, people are sure to use the service. My concern is that the connection between the airport and Toronto seems to be quite difficult if you want it cheap and quite expensive if you want it easy.
Have you ever flown Norwegian? What were they like? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.
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Hamilton skyline by Nhl4hamilton via Wikimedia Commons.