The technicalities of the deal are too involved for the average consumer, but as Bloomberg points out, Norwegian's stock shot up as much as 14% on Monday. And Norwegian's Chief Commercial Officer, Thomas Ramdahl, told the WSJ flights from the new outposts could cost as little as $69 one way.
Despite the rosy outlook on cheap transatlantic flights, not everyone is stoked, according to USA Today. Critics of the deal, including the US's three largest carriers and airline unions, say Norwegian's use of an Irish subsidiary will allow the company to hire below-market crew from Asia to cut costs, potentially taking jobs from European and American workers. Which sucks, but in the end, most people see cheap flights, and an increased frequency of said flights, and that's all they really care about.