NEW YORK (May 7, 2018)– Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airlineand Airline of the Year 2017, today launches its first flight from the United States to Amsterdam's Airport Schiphol. The airline’s first-ever nonstop flight to Amsterdam from the U.S. departs from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport this evening.
“Amsterdam is one of the most popular citiesin Europe, as well as a favorite among Americans, so it was a clear choice to add to our route network as we continue to expand our transatlantic presence. We are excited to give New Yorkers a more affordable direct access to Holland. Travelers will be able to enjoy award-winning service onboard our brand-new fleet, whilst saving their money,” said Thomas Ramdahl, Norwegian’s Chief Communications Officer.
The new Amsterdam service will operate four times per week from New York City. The new route expands Norwegian’s presence at New York’s JFK Airport with six direct routes to Europe, as well as two to the French Caribbean. Norwegian will add its seventh European route from JFK to Madrid on July 16.
“We are thrilled that travelers in the New York region have a new, affordable way to travel to Holland with Norwegian’s new direct route,”said Antonia Koedijk, Director, North America, Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions. “More and more Americans are visiting Holland each year, and we think Norwegian’s modern, yet cost-efficient, way of flying fits perfectly with our travelers who are looking to explore Holland in a different way.”
Fares as low as $199 one-way, including taxes, in Economy are now available for sale on Norwegian’swebsite. The lowest fares in Norwegian’s Premium Cabinto Amsterdam start at $619 one-way, including taxes. Premium service includes a dedicated check-in counter, additional luggage allowance, fast track security, lounge access, priority boarding, recliner seats, all meals and drinks.
Additionally, the website’slow fare calendardisplays the lowest available fares to all of Norwegian’s destinations. 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 around 33 million passengers in 2017. The airline operates 500 routes to 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean, the U.S and South America. Norwegian has a fleet of 150 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 has been voted ‘Europe’s best low-cost carrier’ by passengers for five consecutive years at SkyTrax World Airline Awards from 2013-2017, along with being awarded the ‘World's best low-cost long-haul airline’ in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Norwegian employs 9,000 people. The airline offers 40 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London, Paris, Scandinavia and the Caribbean.