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Norwegian Air Celebrates Inaugural Flights between Los Angeles and Scandinavia

Press release   •   Feb 28, 2014 06:50 EST

Norwegian Air’s first ever flight from Los Angeles took off this evening en route to the Swedish capital Stockholm. The first flight to Copenhagen, Denmark will depart tomorrow.  No other airlines offer non-stop flights between Los Angeles and Scandinavia.

”We are very happy that our new routes between Los Angeles and Scandinavia have commenced. 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 CEO Bjørn Kjos of Norwegian. “Our brand new 787 Dreamliners offer passengers an unprecedented in-flight experience with better, more comfortable cabin air, larger windows and pleasant lighting, which reduces traditional jet lag symptoms.”

“We are honored Norwegian Air Shuttle chose Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) as its west coast debut and using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner that will greatly enhance the passenger experience,” said Gina Marie Lindsey, Los Angeles World Airports executive director.  “The route between Los Angeles and Scandinavia will strengthen business, tourism, and cultural ties with one of the most desirable regions in Europe, while providing connecting service to additional destinations.”

20 weekly flights between the U.S. and Scandinavia
With the new Los Angeles routes, Norwegian now operates 20 weekly flights between the U.S. (Los Angeles, New York and Fort Lauderdale) and Scandinavia. Later this year, the airline will commence flights from Los Angeles to Oslo and London (LGW); from San Francisco (OAK) to Oslo and Stockholm; from Orlando (MCO) to Oslo and from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to London (LGW).

Norwegian Air launched its first flights between New York and Scandinavia in May 2013 and its first flights between Fort Lauderdale and Scandinavia in November 2013.

“So far the response to our New York and Fort Lauderdale routes has been tremendous. Many of our flights have been fully booked. Our offer has not only been well received by Scandinavian passengers travelling to the U.S. Americans are also going to Scandinavia and beyond. It’s obvious that the Americans enjoy inexpensive fares,” Kjos added.

Flight schedule

Los Angeles - Stockholm – twice a week from March 1
Norwegian will operate two weekly flights between Los Angeles (LAX) and Stockholm (ARN), on Saturdays and Tuesdays. On April 30, the number of weekly flights increases to three – with departures on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Los Angeles –  Copenhagen twice a week from March 2
Norwegian will operate two weekly flights between Los Angeles (LAX) and Copenhagen (CPH), on Sundays and Wednesdays. From April 29, the number of weekly flights increases to three with departures on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Los Angeles – Oslo once a week from June 1
Norwegian will operate one weekly flight every Sunday between Los Angeles (LAX) and Oslo (OSL).

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

For more information about Norwegian, please see the attached fact sheet.

Media Contact:
Norwegian’s Press Office: +47 815 11 816
LAX: Katherine Alvarado: (424) 646-5260

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 3,500 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 89 aircraft with an average age of only 4.8 years.