There was an old adage that ‘if we build it they shall come’ – and as with so many old adages, it’s 50% right and 50% wrong.
Norwegian was convinced that it’s Edinburgh service to Hartford Connecticut, one of the new 738Max routes, would offer cheap flights into a an airport that would give access to Boston and New York, both almost two hours drive away in reality.
It seems passengers weren’t convinced and in a humiliating climb down the route has been dropped, and will end at the end of the winter season on March 29th.
The aircraft will instead fly from Stockholm to Iceland’s Keflavik airport, Norwegian’s first venture there.
Rumour has it that other routes to Stewart in New York State are under review and have been far from satisfactory. Severe winter weather won’t have helped, but the distance from primary destinations really isn’t as attractive as airlines think it is.