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It has been only a few months since Norwegian gained US regulatory approval to commence flights from the US; hot on the heels of that they have being creating quite a buzz with their $69 one-way fares, which sold out in record time. Going from strength to strength Norwegian announced today that it would be adding two new nonstop routes from the US to Scandinavia. The two new East Coast routes announced will be from Stewart International Airport, New York (SWF) and T.F. Green Airport, Rhode Island (PVD). Both routes will be to Bergen Airport (BGO) in Flesland, Norway.
The new flights will be seasonal and are scheduled to commence this summer. From Providence, Norwegian has scheduled flights twice a week on Saturdays and Tuesdays starting July 1, 2017. Flights from New York will start a day later July 2, 2017, also twice-weekly on Thursday and Sunday. Both routes are scheduled to be served by Norwegian’s new Boeing 737 MAX, which they are expected to take delivery off in the first half of 2017. The flights are already live and can be booked for as little as $89 one way on Norwegian’s site.
According to Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian, “We are pleased to launch these two new routes from New York and Rhode Island to Bergen so that thousands of Americans and Norwegians can fly cheaply and comfortably between the east coast of the United States and the west coast of Norway,” he added a special thanks to both airport authorities stating “These new routes would not have been possible without the strong support from Stewart International Airport, T.F. Green Airport and the local authorities in New York and Rhode Island.”
The new additions mean that Norwegian is now offering 50 routes from the US to Europe, and seven flights from the US to the French Caribbean. Over the course of 2017, there are many routes that Norwegian is launching in the US, including;
- June 5 – Los Angeles to Barcelona
- June 6 – New York/Newark to Barcelona
- March 28 – Oakland/San Francisco to Copenhagen
- June 7 – Oakland/San Francisco to Barcelona
- July 31 – Orlando to Paris
- August 22 – Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona
This is another great move by Norwegian as it continues to make its mark on the US low-cost market. As the company grows and increases its foothold, legacy carriers and other low-cost carriers will have to sit up and pay attention, since it seems there is a serious player in the transatlantic market.
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