Norwegian Air International has not ruled out a potential Cork-New York route being launched next year as part of its recently announced transatlantic services to Ireland.
In February, the low-fares airline announced the services for 2017, which will include flights to Cork (from TF Green Airport in Providence) and to Shannon, Belfast and Dublin from New York (Stewart International Airport) and Providence (Rhode Island).
Norwegian is insisting that the "door remains open" to a potential Cork-New York route, according to irishexaminer.com.
The airline has moved allay concerns after its CEO, Bjorn Kjos, said the runway is too short to accommodate the take-off of a fully-laden New York-bound Boeing 737MAX aircraft.
Since then, however, a spokesman for the airline clarified the matter by stating: "The door remains open to a potential Cork-New York route once we take delivery of the new Boeing 737MAX aircraft this summer and learn more about its operational capabilities.
"For now, our priority is to deliver the first ever transatlantic flights from Cork Airport, with the new Boston-Providence service, and we are delighted that the route is already proving to be one of our fastest selling."