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Norwegian Air Celebrates Inaugural Flight between Los Angeles and Oslo

Press release   •   Jun 02, 2014 01:43 EDT

Norwegian Air’s first ever flight from Los Angeles to Oslo, Norway, took off this evening from LAX airport. The flight was fully booked. No other airlines offer non-stop flights between Los Angeles and Oslo.

”We are very happy to celebrate the first ever flight between Los Angeles and Oslo. The traveling public in the U.S. deserves inexpensive fares and flexible tickets to Europe. The transatlantic market has for too long been dominated by a few large airlines offering unreasonably high fares and restricted ticket flexibility,” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos.

The response from the U.S. market has been fantastic and all of the 291 seats on Norwegian’s 787 Dreamliner have been booked on this first flight.

Flight schedule

Los Angeles - Stockholm
Norwegian operates three weekly flights between Los Angeles (LAX) and Stockholm (ARN) – with departures on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Los Angeles – Copenhagen
Norwegian operates three weekly flights between Los Angeles (LAX) and Copenhagen (CPH), on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Los Angeles – Oslo
Norwegian will operate one weekly flight every Sunday between Los Angeles (LAX) and Oslo (OSL).

Los Angeles – London from July 2
Norwegian will operate two weekly flights between Los Angeles (LAX) and London (LGW) on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Norwegian’s presence in the U.S.
In 2013, Norwegian commenced its long-haul operation by becoming the only low-cost carrier to offer flights between the U.S. and Europe. Norwegian will have a fleet of 14 Dreamliners, whereof six are currently in service one more will be delivered in 2014. The company is planning to expand its long-haul fleet with even more 787 Dreamliners.

Creating jobs in the U.S.
Norwegian Air continues to expand internationally and is currently recruiting pilots for its crew base at New York’s JFK airport. The company is recruiting captains and first officers to operate the state-of-the art Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Last year, Norwegian began recruiting U.S. cabin crew and so far the response has been outstanding. The airline has received more than 5,500 applications for a total of 300 positions to be filled in 2014.

Norwegian's other destinations from the U.S.:
From New York: Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and London
From Fort Lauderdale: Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and London
From San Francisco (OAK): Oslo and Stockholm
From Orlando: Oslo

Media Contact:
Norwegian’s Press Office: +47 815 11 816

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded “Norwegian”, is a low-cost airline listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Norwegian is the second largest airline in Scandinavia and third largest low cost carrier in Europe. More than 20 million passengers fly on its network per year. Norwegian has a route portfolio that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East, as well as long-haul flights to the US and Southeast Asia. The company has a total of 416 routes to 126 destinations and employs approximately 4,500 people in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, UK, Spain and Thailand. The company has 258 undelivered aircraft on firm order. Norwegian was founded in 1993 and its headquarter is in Fornebu, Norway. In 2013, Norwegian was voted Europe’s best low-cost carrier of the year by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards. Norwegian offers better leg room than most competitors, in-flight WiFi, world-class punctuality and a fleet of 94 aircraft with an average age of only 4.8 years.