Norwegian Air says there will be no impact to flights in and out of Ireland as a result of a decision to discontinue some services.

The budget airline is planning to cut a number of routes in Europe, to the United States and the Middle East, as well as shutting some bases, as part of a cost-cutting plan announced last month.

The Scandinavian carrier says it has already implemented some changes to its Irish schedule in 2018 as part of a cost saving programme and the announcement today "will not impact flights in and out of Ireland".

A spokesperson for Norwegian Air says: "Routes that are already out for sale will not be affected" and "the reductions predominantly consist of frequency reductions on existing routes."

Norwegian Air launched routes to the US east coast from Dublin, Cork and Shannon in 2017.

Last year, it announced it was reducing services from Cork and Shannon to the US for the winter period due to lower demand.