Norwegian launches new US routes
Norwegian continues to expand its long-haul network with new routes and more departures on existing connections. A non-stop service will launch between London Gatwick and Orlando as well as between Copenhagen and Orlando. In addition, there will be more weekly departures between London Gatwick and New York (JFK), London Gatwick and Los Angeles (LAX), Oslo and LAX, as well as Stockholm and San Francisco.
Following Norwegian´s success offering non-stop routes between Europe and the U.S., more routes and departures will be offered next spring.
”We´re happy to announce that we will offer Orlando as a new destination from London and Copenhagen. Orlando is already a very popular destination being offered from Oslo and we are looking forward to giving even more passengers the chance to visit this great area of Florida,” said Chief Commercial Officer Thomas Ramdahl of Norwegian.
”As we are taking delivery of our eighth 787 Dreamliner next spring, we will also have the capacity to add more departures on existing routes that have been very well received,” he added.
New route: London Gatwick – Orlando – one weekly departure on Saturday. Start date: April 4, 2015. Launch fare: 199 GBP
Norwegian will increase its number of weekly flights between London Gatwick and New York (JFK) from three to six weekly as of May, 2015 (all days except Sundays).
New route: Copenhagen – Orlando – one weekly departure on Mondays. Start date: March 30, 2015. Launch fare: 1299 DK
Norwegian will offer two weekly flights between Oslo and LAX from late March, 2015.
Norwegian will offer three weekly flights between Stockholm and Oakland/San Francisco from late March, 2015.
Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) also tries to reach an Foreign Carrier Permit for flights between Ireland and the United States for its subsidiary Norwegian Air International (NAI). Two weeks ago the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that it will require additional time to reach a decision. The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) and other organizations have argued against NAI’s right to operate as an Irish airline, however, maintaining that the Norwegian airline had no operating flights or history of operations in Ireland and intended to compete unfairly against U.S. airlines in the global marketplace.