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Norwegian plans US flights from Edinburgh

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Norwegian is planning to launch low-cost transatlantic flights from Edinburgh this year.

The airline, which recently received its foreign carrier permit from the US to operate flights from a base in Ireland, is creating 130 crew and pilot jobs in Scotland as it prepares for growth at Edinburgh airport.

The new routes include plans from the Scottish capital to the US east coast, which are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Norwegian’s chief commercial officer Thomas Ramdahl said: “Edinburgh is a central part of our UK growth plans and together with new aircraft and new flights, we are also creating new jobs in Scotland.

Norwegian began flying from Edinburgh in 2009 and has now flown over 1.1 million passengers with services to six European destinations.

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