Norwegian has confirmed that its new low-cost transatlantic flights from Ireland to the US East Coast will include use of the US pre-clearance facilities at Dublin and Shannon airports.
The services, which start in July, will fly to Stewart International Airport in New York State, and Providence Airport for Boston and New England.
Cork Airport will also get its first ever transatlantic flights with a service to Providence.
US pre-clearance allows passengers to undertake all US inspections prior to departure, so they can skip immigration queues on arrival in the US.
Norwegian has also confirmed details of a new direct shuttle service from Stewart International Airport into central New York City.
The new service, operated by Coach USA, has been timed to meet Norwegian’s flight arrivals, allowing passengers to take a direct journey into central Manhattan for $20.
Coaches have spacious reclining seats, WiFi and in-seat power.
Norwegian’s chief commercial officer Thomas Ramdahl said: “The countdown is now on for these exciting new routes and we look forward to welcoming many Irish passengers on-board our affordable flights to the US this summer.”