Press release -
Norwegian Increases Service to the French Caribbean with Flights from Rhode Island and Florida
– Introductory fares from $79 one-way on all French Caribbean routes –
NEW YORK (MAY 31, 2017) – Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline and Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline, today announced it will launch nonstop service to Guadeloupe and Martinique from Providence’s T.F. Green Airport beginning in October. Additionally, Norwegian is increasing its service to the French Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to three weekly flights to Guadeloupe and adding a new route to Martinique with thrice weekly service for the 2017/18 winter season.
Launch fares of $79 one-way to both Guadeloupe and Martinique are now available for sale at Norwegian.com/us. The website’s low fare calendar also displays the lowest available fares to all of Norwegian’s destinations. Flights from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to both islands were launched in 2015 and this winter season, Norwegian will operate six weekly flights to Guadeloupe from JFK and four weekly flights to Martinique.
Norwegian will now operate eight routes from Providence, making the airline one of two carriers with the most routes from T.F. Green Airport. To accommodate the growth from T.F. Green Airport, Norwegian will open its fourth American crew base in Providence this summer. Norwegian’s Fort Lauderdale service now also includes eight routes from this South Florida airport.
“We are excited to increase our presence in Rhode Island and also add even more flights from Florida. With eight routes to such exciting and vastly different destinations as the French Caribbean, Scotland, Ireland, Norway and Northern Ireland, we can truly offer the millions of people in and around Providence a variety of travel options based on their interests,” said Thomas Ramdahl, Norwegian’s Chief Commercial Officer.
“This is Norwegian’s third announcement for new service at T.F Green Airport in just a few months. Norwegian is now the largest international airline at Providence offering eight nonstop destinations, which mirrors the nonstop destinations offered by our largest domestic carrier. We truly appreciate this commitment and ongoing partnership with Norwegian, and look forward to growing the international market out of Providence together,” said Iftikhar Ahmad, President and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation.
Twice-weekly flights to Guadeloupe from Providence will launch on October 29 and twice-weekly flights to Martinique on October 30. Thrice-weekly flights from Fort Lauderdale to Guadeloupe will launch on November 2 and twice-weekly flights to Martinique on October 30.
“The new connection from Providence, with its great proximity to both Boston and Connecticut, is exciting as it will allow more American travelers much smoother and more affordable access to the Guadeloupe Islands. In the last two years, our French Caribbean archipelago has become the top emerging destination from the US thanks to major media recognition, new flights and now almost daily flights out of New York City. Additionally, the service launched last year from Fort Lauderdale is working very well with the cruise industry,” said Sandra Venite, USA Director, Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board.
“With an almost 200% increase in U.S. visitors last year, Martinique is thrilled to welcome even more American travelers from the New England area as Norwegian is opening its nonstop route from Providence to our island. Our award-winning island will roll out blue waters, green trails, a red carpet and a warm welcome to all. A vacation in Martinique is a superb experience; there is a ‘je ne sais quoi’ to be remembered in its vibrant culture, délicieuse cuisine, magnificent gardens and, most importantly, in the warmth of its people. Thanks to Norwegian, Martinique is now more affordable and accessible than ever,” said Muriel Wiltord, Director Americas of the Martinique Promotion Bureau.
Overall, Norwegian now offers 52 transatlantic flights from 13 U.S. airports to Denmark, France, Ireland, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, as well six routes to the French Caribbean, totaling 58 routes out of the United States. Upcoming launches from the U.S. include: Los Angeles to Barcelona (June 5); New York/Newark to Barcelona (June 6); Oakland/San Francisco to Barcelona (June 7); Newburgh/Stewart to Edinburgh (June 15); Providence to Edinburgh (June 16), Hartford to Edinburgh (June 17); Newburgh/Stewart to Belfast (July 1); Newburgh/Stewart to Dublin (July 1); Providence to Belfast (July 1); Providence to Bergen (July 1); Newburgh/Stewart to Bergen (July 2); Newburgh/Stewart to Shannon (July 2); Providence to Dublin (July 2); Providence to Cork (July 3); Providence to Shannon (July 3); Orlando to Paris (July 31); Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona (August 22); Denver to London (September 16); Seattle to London (September 17); Providence to Guadeloupe (October 29); Providence to Martinique (October 30); Fort Lauderdale to Martinique (October 30); New York/Newark to Rome (November 9); Los Angeles to Rome (November 11); and Oakland/San Francisco to Rome (February 6, 2018).
Passengers on all of Norwegian’s routes are eligible to join Norwegian Reward, the airline’s frequent flyer program and can earn CashPoints every time they fly, stay at a hotel or drive a rental car.
Norwegian is the world’s sixth largest low-cost airline and carried 30 million passengers in 2016. The airline operates more than 500 routes to over 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean and the U.S. Norwegian has a fleet of more than 130 aircraft, with an average age of 3.6 years, making it one of the world’s youngest fleets. Norwegian was named the Most Fuel-Efficient Airline on Transatlantic Routes by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). Norwegian was named the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards in 2015 and 2016, and for the fourth consecutive year, named Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline. Norwegian employs 6,000 people. The airline offers 40 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London, Paris, Scandinavia and the Caribbean. 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.