NEW YORK CITY (JULY 8, 2019) – Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline, will move two existing routes from Oakland International Airport to San Francisco International Airport: the two nonstop services to Barcelona-El Prat Airport and to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport, starting this winter season. This follows the change of the London service from Oakland to San Francisco on March 31 earlier this year.
San Francisco to Barcelona service will launch October 28, 2019, and operate twice weekly during the winter season, on Mondays and Fridays. Fares start as low as $199.90 in Economy one-way, including taxes, and from $659.90 one-way in Premium.
San Francisco to Paris service will launch October 30, 2019, and operate twice weekly during the winter season, on Wednesdays and Sundays. Fares start as low as $219.90 in Economy one-way, including taxes, and from $709.90 one-way in Premium.
“We are excited that Norwegian has chosen SFO for their nonstop flights to Barcelona and Paris this fall. This move gives travelers at SFO even more ways to enjoy Norwegian’s amazing value,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero.
Norwegian’s summer seasonal service to Copenhagen, Oslo, Rome and Stockholm will remain at Oakland International Airport. Both San Francisco to Barcelona and Paris are now out for sale on Norwegian.com/us. To find the most affordable fares, go to the low fare calendar.
Adjusted winter season program
Some year-round routes will become summer seasonal only services as demand is lower during the winter season, and aircraft will be utilized to operate more profitable long-haul routes elsewhere within the network, which is aligned with the airline’s focus on return to profitability.
Ten previously year-round long-haul routes from the United States will not operate this winter, but some might return for the winter season 2020/21. Las Vegas to London and Orlando to Stockholm have been discontinued indefinitely.
This summer, Norwegian is operating 188 weekly flights from the U.S. to Europe, compared to 163 weekly flights summer 2018, 85 in summer 2017, or 19 in summer 2016. This winter, the airline will operate 113 weekly flights from the U.S. to Europe, compared to 150 weekly flights winter 2018/19, 119 in winter 2017/18 or 78 weekly flights winter 2016/17.
“After a thorough review of our long-haul network and given that some U.S. markets are highly seasonal, it is a natural step to focus our operations this winter on counter seasonal routes that are more profitable, such as Asia, and also looking into growing our South America network," said Matthew Robert Wood, Senior Vice President Commercial Long-Haul and New Markets, Norwegian.
The following routes will not operate during the winter 2019/20 season:
Boston – Paris
Chicago - London
Denver – London
Fort Lauderdale – Copenhagen
Los Angeles – Copenhagen
Los Angeles - Oslo
Los Angeles – Rome
New York JFK – Copenhagen
New York JFK – Stockholm
Orlando – Oslo
Norwegian continues to offer close to 50 nonstop transatlantic routes and more than 550 routes overall with customers still able to access most European destinations through other routes within Norwegian’s network at any time of the year.
Most recently, the airline launched new nonstop service between New York JFK and Athens, Chicago and Barcelona; from Boston to both Madrid and Rome; to London from both Miami and San Francisco; as well as from Hamilton, Canada, to Dublin.
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, Caribbean, North and South America. Norwegian has a fleet of more than 160 aircraft, with an average age of 3.8 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 11,000 people worldwide.