Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline for the third consecutive year and Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline for five consecutive years, has announced it will commence service from both Austin and Chicago to London and it will add new routes from Boston and Oakland to Paris.
Norwegian will also increase the frequency of its highly successful New York City to Paris route by complementing its daily service out of John F. Kennedy International Airport with a six-weekly service from Newark Liberty International Airport. Additionally, the airline’s Los Angeles to Paris service will be increased by two weekly flights.
“We are excited to add Chicago and Austin to our ever-growing U.S. network. We will now offer nonstop service from 15 U.S. cities to 13 European cities, no other airline can rival that. Within just a year, we have added seven U.S. gateways, creating much greater access for even more Americans to save a tremendous amount of money, and still get to experience one of the world’s best airlines,” said Bjørn Kjos, Norwegian’s Chief Executive Officer.
Norwegian launched transatlantic flights to London back in 2015 and the airline now offers 11 routes from the U.S. to this iconic European city. Service to Paris was launched last July, and with the addition of flights from Boston and Oakland, Norwegian now offers six routes from the U.S. to the French capital. Last month, the airline added nonstop service from the U.S. to Barcelona and in November, Norwegian will introduce direct flights to Rome.
The world’s fastest-growing airline has already announced 25 new routes from the United States this year, with an additional six scheduled for 2018. Within the last few months, Norwegian has also announced service from London to Singapore, which does connect with some U.S. flights to London, and from London to Buenos Aires, which will launch in February 2018.
- Service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to London Gatwick will launch on March 27, 2018, and operate three times per week.
- Service from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to London will launch on March 25, 2018, and initially operate four times per week.
- Service from Boston’s Logan International Airport to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport will launch on May 2, 2018, and operate four times per week. Norwegian already offers nonstop flights from Boston to Copenhagen, London and Oslo.
- Service from Oakland International Airport to Paris will launch on April 10, 2018, and operate four times a week. Norwegian already offers nonstop flights from Oakland to Barcelona, Copenhagen, London, Oslo, Rome and Stockholm.
- Service from Newark to Paris will launch on February 28, 2018, and operate six times per week. Norwegian already offers nonstop flights from Newark to Barcelona and Rome.
Economy launch fares to London from Chicago and Austin start as low as $174 and $249, respectively, one-way, including taxes; fares to Paris from Boston and Oakland start from $149 and $229, respectively, one-way, including taxes. The lowest fares in Norwegian’s Premium Cabin to London from Chicago and Austin start at $579 and $689, respectively, one-way including taxes; Premium fares to Paris from Boston and Oakland start at $609 and $815, respectively, one-way including taxes. Premium service includes a dedicated check-in counter, additional luggage allowance, fast track security, lounge access, priority boarding, sleeper seats, all meals and drinks.
Norwegian now offers 57 transatlantic routes from 15 U.S. airports to Denmark, France, Ireland, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, as well six routes to the French Caribbean, totaling 63 routes out of the United States. Upcoming launches from the U.S. include: Orlando to Paris (July 31); Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona (August 22); Denver to London (September 16); Seattle to London (September 17); Providence to Guadeloupe (October 29); Providence to Martinique (October 30); Fort Lauderdale to Martinique (October 30); New York/Newark to Rome (November 9); Los Angeles to Rome (November 11); Oakland/San Francisco to Rome (February 6, 2018); New York/Newark to Paris (February 28); Chicago to London (March 25); Austin to London (Mach 27); Boston to Paris (March 2) and Oakland/San Francisco to Paris (April 10).
Passengers on all of Norwegian’s routes are eligible to join Norwegian Reward, the airline’s frequent flyer program and can earn CashPoints every time they fly, stay at a hotel or drive a rental car.
Norwegian is the world’s sixth largest low-cost airline and carried 26 million passengers in 2015. The airline operates more than 500 routes to over 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean and the U.S. Norwegian has a fleet of more than 130 aircraft, with an average age of 3.6 years, making it one of the world’s youngest fleets. Norwegian was named the Most Fuel-Efficient Airline on Transatlantic Routes by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). Norwegian was named the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards in 2015 and 2016, and for the fourth consecutive year, named Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline. Norwegian employs 5,500 people. The airline offers 40 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London, Paris, Scandinavia and the Caribbean.