SAN FRANCISCO, CA (DECEMBER 17, 2019) – Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline, will consolidate all routes from the Bay Area to operate at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Flights originally from Oakland International Airport to Oslo Gardermoen Airport and Rome-Fiumicino International Airport will operate at San Francisco International Airport for the summer 2020 season and beyond. Both routes are summer seasonal. These routes follow London, Barcelona and Paris services that moved from Oakland to San Francisco earlier this year.
“For the summer season 2020 and beyond, we will offer all our five Bay Area flights from San Francisco International Airport, which will better position us for our return to profitability. We would like to thank our partners and friends at Oakland International Airport for their tremendous support during our operation from May 2014 to just a few months ago. As the largest foreign airline in the Bay Area, we look forward to offer American travellers unbeatable fares matched with our award-winning onboard product and service out of SFO,” said SVP Commercial at Norwegian, Matthew Wood.
San Francisco to Oslo service will commence March 30, 2020, and operate twice weekly during the summer season, on Mondays and Fridays. San Francisco to Rome service will commence April 1, 2020, and operate three times weekly during the peak summer season, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Fares to Rome start as low as $209.90 in Economy one-way, including taxes, and from $659.90 one-way in Premium. All routes are now out for sale on Norwegian.com/us. To find the most affordable fares, go to the low fare calendar.
“We are thrilled that Norwegian has made SFO their airport of choice for the San Francisco Bay Area. With the addition of nonstop service to Rome and Oslo, travelers can enjoy our exceptional airport experience together with Norwegian’s fantastic values,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero, San Francisco International Airport.
“While we’re incredibly disappointed by the loss of an airline with which we share a close partnership, we reflect on the undeniable success we’ve experienced in establishing OAK as a large U.S. to Europe gateway and we have worked tirelessly to promote Norwegian’s service and to make it a “household name” here in the Bay Area. The phenomena of Norwegian at OAK has improved our visibility in the travel and aviation business worldwide,” said Port of Oakland Director of Aviation Bryant L. Francis.
All routes are operated by the 787-9 Dreamliner with both Premium and Economy classes. 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 is also available 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 40 nonstop routes to Europe, Norwegian offers more routes from the U.S. than any other European airline. Norwegian is also the largest airline to serve New York City in terms of passenger numbers, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, as well as in Florida, where it operates from four airports: Fort Lauderdale; Miami; Orlando; and Tampa.
Anders Lindström, 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 most fuel-efficient 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.