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Norwegian Opens Rome Base and Provides Easier Connections for American Travelers via European Hubs

Press release   •   Feb 09, 2016 06:00 EST

NEW YORK (FEBRUARY 9, 2016) – Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline and Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline, will open its 15th European base at Rome Fiumicino Airport on March 27, 2016. Norwegian’s first Italian base will create a total of 60 jobs for pilots and cabin crew. The airline has additional bases in New York, Fort Lauderdale and Bangkok.

“We are very pleased to open our first Italian base at Fiumicino since the airport plays an important and strategic role in our development plans. Rome is the premier gateway into Italy so not surprisingly, Fiumicino generates two thirds of our passenger volume in Italy. This is why, for the upcoming summer season we will put on sale almost 500,000 seats,” said Bjørn Kjos, Norwegian’s founder and CEO.

For American travelers, Rome will now be even easier and more affordable to get to. Norwegian will offer service from Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Oakland/San Francisco and Orlando via its four European gateways to Rome. One-way fares from the U.S. start as low as $250, including taxes and surcharges, depending on the gateway. For Norwegian’s best fares, check out the Low Fare Calendar.

In total, Norwegian will offer seven direct routes from Rome to: Bergen, Norway; Copenhagen, Denmark; Gothenburg, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; London, United Kingdom; Oslo, Norway; and Stockholm, Sweden.

About Norwegian
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 35 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London 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 439 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