- New Nonstop Service from Chicago to Paris and Rome; and from Denver to Rome -
NEW YORK CITY (NOVEMBER 12, 2019) – Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline, will add three more nonstop routes from the United States to Europe next summer: Chicago to both Paris and Rome; and from Denver to Rome. All three routes will be summer seasonal.
“The U.S. is now our largest and most important source market and we will continue to invest in expanding our network to offer more nonstop service to highly sought-after European destinations. As we know we’re becoming a beloved brand in America, we want to consistently strive to provide the best quality of service coupled with unbeatable fares. Rome and Paris are great additions to our growing presence in Chicago and Denver and we look forward to welcoming new and existing travelers onboard next summer,” said SVP Commercial at Norwegian, Matthew Wood.
In Chicago, Norwegian will double its presence to four nonstop routes: Barcelona; London; Paris; and Rome. The new Paris service will launch May 1, 2020, and operate through October 24, while the Rome service will launch June 2, 2020 and operate through October 19. During peak summer, the new Paris route will operate five times a week, while the service to Rome will operate four times a week. Similarly, both Paris and London service will operate four times a week. Fares start as low as $209.90 in Economy, one-way, including taxes, to Rome, and $219.90 to Paris, and as low as $629.90 in Premium class, one-way, inclusive of taxes to Paris, and $779.90 to Rome. The Chicago to London route launched in March, 2018, followed by Barcelona service earlier this year.
In Denver, Rome will be the third nonstop Norwegian route following London launched in September, 2017, and Paris service launched in April, 2018. This will be the first-ever and only nonstop service from Denver International Airport to Italy. The new Rome route will launch on March 31, 2020, and operate to October 23, with three weekly flights during peak summer, late April through early October. Fares start as low as $249.90 in Economy, one-way, including taxes, and as low as $999.90 in Premium class, one-way, inclusive of taxes.
“These new flights mean new jobs and greater economic opportunities for Denver residents. This nonstop connection to Italy further solidifies Denver’s strong position in the global economy as both a business and tourism hub. Lonely Planet just named Denver as one of their top 10 places to visit in 2020,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock.
All three new routes will be operated by the 787-9 Dreamliner with 35 seats in Premium and 309 in Economy. All Economy seats have personal in-flight entertainment on demand, USB charging ports and a power adapter. Norwegian is also the only airline to offer free WiFi on transatlantic routes, which is currently being rolled out, and also provided gate-to-gate.
Recently, Norwegian announced the launch of its first-ever U.S. credit card, the Norwegian Reward Card; its best-ever quarterly financial results; a new nonstop route from Austin to Paris; an upcoming partnership with JetBlue, which will become Norwegian’s first U.S. airline partner; and increased frequencies on some of its other popular U.S. to Europe routes, including Denver-London, Denver-Paris, Los Angeles-Paris, San Francisco-Barcelona, New York-Paris and Los Angeles-Rome.
With almost 50 nonstop routes to Europe, Norwegian offers more routes from the U.S. than any other European airline. The airline is the largest foreign carrier in a number of the markets it serves, including New York City in terms of passenger numbers, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Norwegian is also the largest airline to Europe in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Florida.
Anders Lindström | Anders.Lindstrom@Norwegian.com
Director of Communications, USA
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Norwegian is the world’s fifth largest low-cost airline and carried over 37 million passengers in 2018. The airline operates more than 500 routes to over 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, North and South America. Norwegian has a fleet of more than 162 aircraft, with an average age of 3.8 years, making it one of the world’s youngest and “greenest” fleets.
Norwegian has been named the Most Fuel-Efficient Airline on Transatlantic Routes by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) twice. Norwegian has been voted ‘Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline’ by passengers for six consecutive years at the SkyTrax World Airline Awards 2013-2019, along with being named the ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul’ Airline’ for the past five years. Norwegian employs more than 11,000 people worldwide.