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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.

Norwegian 737 MAX

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

Summary

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.

Source: Norwegian

Norwegian Announces Additional Routes to the US
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Comments

  • That’s great news! Hopefully this will increase competition and lower prices on those routes!

  • Hope they are not over extending themselves. Not sure if the the planes are able to fly that distance. Love the low prices though!

  • Low fares good. At what cost? SWF airport to BGO 3,442 miles. Boeing 737 Max is 3,500 mile range. This may be over extending the range of plane. Only 58 miles, plus reserve is ok for crossing ocean? What about with a headwind or weather? Reminds me of time Kramer on Seinfeld tried to push it by driving car on empty with gauge pegged on “E”

  • I’m only an hour from Providence so I’m excited to hear this!

  • I won’t likely ever fly Norwegian, but it’s nice to see some downward pressure on fares for the airlines I do like to fly.

  • Great news! I have flown Norwegian several times in Europe and am happy to see them expand more in the US.

  • This is great news to travel cheaper in Europe. I anyone know the cheapest way to go to New york Stewart International Airport from the city center of New york?

  • I think that the entry of Norwegian on this market is positive.
    More competition and so probably the other airlines will decrease their prices (especially during the low season).
    Moreover, calculate the price with Norwegian is quite easy, just add what you want such as luggage, meals, seats.
    I don’t understand why there are a lot of critics again Norwegian. Just decide by yourself if it is cheaper and convenient flying with them.

  • Norwegian seem to be expanding at quite a rate. It is good news even for those that will never fly with them as it surely must put downward pressure on legacy carrier fares.

  • Great news for us from western Norway. The extra time from PVD to central NY is more than made up by not having to go via OSL or CPH.

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