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Norwegian Air Introduces New Nonstop Service from Chicago to Barcelona This Summer

Press release   •   Feb 15, 2019 05:28 EST

CHICAGO (FEBRUARY 15, 2019) – Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline and Value Airline of the Year, will add a second route from Chicago this summer as the airline will launch a new seasonal route from Chicago to Barcelona. Flights between Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to Barcelona-El Prat Airport will commence June 7, 2019 and will operate four times weekly until October 26, 2019. The new route will complement the existing Chicago to London route which has been operating for almost one year.

“We are excited to continue our growth in America’s third biggest city, Chicago, offering more affordable fares to Europe as Norwegian is committed to providing the most options for our customers across the United States. Barcelona is a perfect addition to meet Chicagoans’ growing demand, and we foresee continued growth for Norwegian in the Windy City,” said Matthew Wood, Senior Vice President of Commercial Long Haul and New Markets for Norwegian.

The new Barcelona service from Chicago will operate four times per week, with fares starting at $199.90 in Economy and $669.90 in Premium, one way, including taxes.

The existing Chicago to London service, which launched in March 2018 and operates four times weekly, year-round, with fares from $159.00 in Economy and $579.00 in Premium, one way, including taxes.

Norwegian will also increase the frequencies of its highly successful New York City to Barcelona route to daily service from Newark Liberty International Airport, while the Los Angeles to Barcelona service will increase to six flights weekly. In total, Norwegian now offers five routes to Barcelona from the United States: Chicago; Fort Lauderdale, New York City/Newark, Los Angeles and Oakland/San Francisco. Overall, Norwegian operates from 17 airports in the United States and offers almost 60 nonstop routes to Europe.

Norwegian operates one of the world’s youngest and greenest fleets, and has been named the Most Fuel-Efficient Airline on Transatlantic Routes by the International Council on Clean Transportation twice These new routes will be operated by Boeing 787 Dreamliners, offering a Premium and Economy cabin. Premium includes a dedicated check-in counter, fast track security, wide recliner seats with more legroom than any other airline’s premium economy, premium meals and select drinks, as well additional checked-in luggage and CashPoints. Premium Flex ticket holders can also enjoy lounge access.

All flights are available at, and to find the most affordable fares, go to the low fare calendar. Passengers on all of Norwegian’s routes are eligible to join Norwegian Reward, the airline’s award-winning loyalty program and can earn CashPoints every time they fly, book a hotel or rent a car. In 2018, Norwegian Reward was named Program of the Year Europe and Africa for the second consecutive year.

Media Contact:
Anders Lindström
954 648 2989

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About Norwegian
Norwegian is the world’s fifth largest low-cost airline and carried 37 million passengers in 2018. The airline operates more than 500 routes to over 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean, North and South America. Norwegian has a fleet of more than 150 aircraft, with an average age of 3.7 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 2013-2018, along with being named the ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul’ Airline’ for the past four years. Norwegian employs more than 9,000 people worldwide.

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