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People pass the logo of German travel company TUI AG at the company's headquarters in Hanover. Credit Reuters  Fabian Bimmer

People pass the logo of German travel company TUI AG at the company's headquarters in Hanover. Credit Reuters Fabian Bimmer

It comes after Boeing grounded the plane in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines crash in March which killed 157 people, months after the same model was involved in the Lion Air crash in Indonesia which killed 189.

The fallout from the Boeing 737 Max issues continues - Norwegian ceases worldwide operations in multiple us locations.

"It's unfortunate, as this was a successful, popular route", said Fischer of the Norwegian routes between Green and Ireland.

Before the airline started its Hamilton service, Anders Lindstrom, director of communications for Norwegian's North America branch, told CBC that the flights would encourage Canadians to fly out of Canada instead of crossing the border to USA airports.

CORK AIRPORT says it in talks with a number of airlines about starting a transatlantic service in the wake of Norwegian's decision to end all transatlantic flights from Cork, Shannon, and Dublin airports from September 15.

The airline have said "several thousand customers" will be impacted by the route closures.

However, uncertainty remains for pilots and cabin crew at the Dublin base.

It adds that the grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft meant these routes are "no longer commercially viable".

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Matthew Wood, SVP Long-Haul Commercial at Norwegian said, "Since March, we have tirelessly sought to minimise the impact on our customers by hiring replacement aircraft to operate services between Ireland and North America".

The airline flies 6 routes from Dublin, Cork and Shannon to the United States and Canada.

Boeing faces a new set of troubles as the FAA's newly-appointed administrator said that 737 MAX airplanes would not be allowed to fly unless he was fully sure that they were safe to fly again.

Norwegian Air International says its 80 Dublin-based administrative staff will not be affected by the route closures.

"Norwegian Air has been an important part of building passenger numbers through Cork and Shannon, and we would like to see continued growth in our regional airports".

The Shannon Group says it will continue to work with and support its other transatlantic airline partners, Aer Lingus, United, Delta and American Airlines, to ensure the continued success of their services between Shannon and JFK and Newark airports for the NY market, as well as Boston and Philadelphia.

The announcement comes amid ongoing uncertainty in the aviation sector.

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