LAS VEGAS (March 23, 2016) – Norwegian, the world’s best low-cost long-haul airline, announced it is launching direct service from Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport to Oslo, Norway – its third Scandinavian destination – on November 1. Nonstop service from Las Vegas to Copenhagen, Denmark, and Stockholm, Sweden began last November.
“We are adding direct service from Las Vegas to Oslo thanks in large part to the great performance of our Stockholm and Copenhagen flights. Before launching the service this past November, there were no direct flights from this U.S. city to Scandinavia,” said Norwegian’s Chief Commercial Officer Thomas Ramdahl. “At Norwegian, our goal is to make travel affordable for everyone, and with low fares and friendly service we continue to receive an immense response to our transatlantic destinations. Beyond these three nonstop destinations, we can now offer Nevadans seamless and affordable connections to almost all of Europe.”
“Last fall, Norwegian set out on a path that connected our community with two fantastic European markets that had never previously enjoyed the convenience of nonstop service to Las Vegas. Travelers on both sides of the Atlantic responded enthusiastically, and I’m confident Norwegian’s forthcoming Oslo flights will become just as popular as its excellent service from Stockholm and Copenhagen has been,” said Rosemary Vassiliadis, Director of Aviation for Clark County, Nevada, which owns and operates McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
“We are thrilled to see our partnership with Norwegian continue to expand, connecting Norway directly to Las Vegas for the first time,” said Cathy Tull, Senior Vice President of Marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “With this new route to Las Vegas, we are anticipating more than $14 million in annual economic impact and direct visitor spend. The new accessibility will introduce Las Vegas to millions of potential visitors and help our goal of increasing international visitation over the next decade.”
Las Vegas to Oslo flights will operate on Tuesdays and are now available for purchase at norwegian.com/us with fares starting as low as $179 one-way, including taxes. Flights to Stockholm will operate on Saturdays and flights to Copenhagen will operate on Sundays. Norwegian is also increasing the frequency of its Los Angeles to Oslo flights for winter 2016, which will operate on Tuesdays and Fridays. The lowest available fares to any of Norwegian’s destinations can be found by reviewing the low fare calendar.
Norwegian also recently announced the launch of seven additional long-haul routes: Boston-London on March 27; Boston-Oslo on April 2; Oakland/San Francisco-London on May 12; Boston-Copenhagen on May 17; New York-Paris on July 29; Los Angeles-Paris on July 30; and Fort Lauderdale-Paris on August 4. In total, Norwegian offers 38 nonstop routes from the U.S.
All transatlantic flights are operated on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, one of the world’s most modern and eco-friendly fleets. Last year, Norwegian was named the most fuel-efficient airline on transatlantic routes by the International Council on Clean Transportation.
Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Oslo, Norway, award-winning Norwegian Air Shuttle is the third largest low-cost carrier in Europe and the world’s seventh largest. Norwegian offers more nonstop European destinations from the United States than any other European airline with seamless connections across the continent. Norwegian offers 38 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London, Paris and Scandinavia, as well as six routes from the U.S. to the Caribbean. Onboard features include more legroom than most competitors and free in-flight Wi-Fi on short-haul routes. The airline carried 26 million passengers in 2015 on the world’s most modern and eco-friendly fleet to its network that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East, as well as long-haul flights to the U.S. and Southeast Asia – a total of more than 440 routes to 132 destinations. Over 5,500 people in Scandinavia, Europe, Asia, and the U.S. work for Norwegian. Follow @Fly_Norwegian on Twitter, join the discussion on Facebook and keep up with our adventures on Instagram. For more information on Norwegian and its network, visit norwegian.com.
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