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If you are fast, you can fly to the US from the UK and Ireland for under £100

In a week where Ryanair announced it would be partnering with Air Europa to provide flights to long-haul destinations from Madrid, another airline has announced a set of cheap flights to the US from Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland. To mark the launch of its new transatlantic routes this summer, Norwegian is offering passengers the chance to bag a bargain break to the US east coast with over 13,000 seats available from €99/£99 one-way for flights up to March 2018. Hurry though, as they are only available for 10 days and are subject to availability, and restrictions and baggage charges may apply.

Norwegian is offering low-cost flights from Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland to New York. Image: Tony Shi Photography/Getty Images
Norwegian is offering low-cost flights from Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland to New York. Image by: Tony Shi Photography/Getty Images

The airline will launch 10 new transatlantic routes, including 14 weekly flights from Edinburgh, five from Belfast, 12 from Dublin, three from Cork and four from Shannon to airports serving the New York, Boston and New England areas. The 10-day low-cost offer is available on routes from Edinburgh and Belfast direct to Stewart International Airport in New York state and Providence Airport, offering connections to Boston and New England. There will also be direct flights from Edinburgh to Bradley International Airport in New England. Passengers can book now at www.norwegian.com/UK/FLYUSA99.

The beautiful skyline of Boston captured from the Harbor Walk. Image: Felix
The beautiful skyline of Boston captured from the Harbor Walk. Image: Felix

Passengers in Ireland will also be able to book affordable fares on the new transatlantic flights from Cork, Shannon and Dublin. Travellers can enjoy €99 one-way flights direct to Providence Airport from all three airports, and from Shannon and Dublin direct to Stewart International Airport  in New York. Passengers can book now at www.norwegian.com/IE/FLYUSA99IE.

The skyline of Providence, Rhode Island. Image: Yiming Chen/Getty Images
The skyline of Providence, Rhode Island. Image: Yiming Chen/Getty Images

“The countdown is now underway to Norwegian’s exciting new transatlantic routes, and passengers across Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland now have another chance to bag a bargain flight to the US,” said Norwegian Chief Commercial Officer, Thomas Ramdahl. “With more choice, never before seen routes and now a range of special fares on offer, there has never been a better time to plan an affordable American adventure.”