Budget airline Norwegian Air will cancel all flights between Ireland and North America from 15 September. By keeping the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on the ground, the routes are "no longer commercially viable," according to society.

This concerns flights between the Irish cities of Dublin, Cork and Shannon and the United States and Canada.

The airline has been struggling to make a profit for some time and has recently said that keeping the Boeing planes on the ground throws an extra spanner in the works.

The Boeing 737 MAX has not been flying since March this year, after the aircraft type caused two deadly flights. A total of 346 people died in these crashes.

Boeing itself has already suffered considerable financial damage as a result of the flight stop. In the second quarter, the aircraft manufacturer suffered a record loss of 2.9 billion dollars (almost 2.6 billion euros), which was largely due to the stop.


Allowing the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to crash