Press release -
Norwegian Launches Flights from Fort Lauderdale to the French Caribbean
– Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Guadeloupe launch December 17 –
– Additional frequencies from New York to Guadeloupe –
FORT LAUDERDALE (JUNE 27, 2016) – Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline and Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline, will bring its popular French Caribbean flights to Fort Lauderdale later this year. Starting December 17, flights will operate between South Florida and Guadeloupe twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Due to high demand, Norwegian will also add a fourth weekly service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Guadeloupe as of December 17.
The new route complements Norwegian’s successful French Caribbean service that launched last year with nonstop service from Baltimore/Washington DC, Boston, and New York to Guadeloupe and Martinique. The seasonal service will resume on November 10.
The addition service to Guadeloupe marks the airline’s sixth nonstop route from Fort Lauderdale, where Norwegian already operates flights to Copenhagen, London, Oslo and Stockholm and will launch direct service to Paris on August 4. Overall, it will be Norwegian’s 41st route from the U.S.
“We are very excited to add our seventh route from the United States to the French Caribbean, this time from Florida. Norwegian will now be able to offer Floridians a much more affordable and comfortable way to reach the French Caribbean, or if they wish to travel onwards to any of the nearby islands,” said Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer, Norwegian.
“We are thrilled about the increase of service from New York and the newnonstop flightsfrom Fort Lauderdale to Guadeloupe. An airline operating non-stop flights to Pointe-à-Pître from four different cities in the US is just unprecedented. The best kept secret of the Caribbean has been clearly revealed thanks to Norwegian and we are delighted that Americans are falling for our French Caribbean Flair,” said Sandra Venite, USA Director for the Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board.
Flights to Guadeloupe are now available for purchase at norwegian.com/us, with fares as low as $79 one-way, including taxes. The lowest available fares to the French Caribbean and any of Norwegian’s destinations can be found by reviewing the low fare calendar.
Norwegian is the world’s sixth largest low-cost airline and carried 26 million passengers in 2015. The airline operates more than 400 routes to over 130 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean and the U.S. Norwegian has a fleet of more than 100 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 for the third consecutive year, named Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline. Norwegian employs 5,500 people. The airline offers 40 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London, Paris, Scandinavia and the Caribbean.
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