Press release -
Norwegian’s Next Phase of Transatlantic Expansion Takes Off
– First of 12 new transatlantic routes launched; $99 one-way fares still available –
NEW YORK (JUNE 16, 2017) – Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline and Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline, has launched its highly-anticipated Boeing 737 transatlantic service, with the first route to Edinburgh, Scotland, from Hudson Valley’s Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, just north of New York City. Flights from Providence, Rhode Island, and Hartford, Connecticut, will follow on June 16 and 17, respectively.
During the Fourth of July weekend, service from Newburgh and Providence will launch to Dublin, Ireland; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Shannon, Ireland; and Bergen, Norway. Providence also has a route to Cork, Ireland. Norwegian will become the first airline in the world to operate the brand-new aircraft type Boeing 737 MAX to and from the United States, when it is scheduled to come into operation on these routes this summer.
“Four years ago, Norwegian’s low-cost long-haul flights revolutionized transatlantic travel, and we are pleased to pave the way once more with our long-anticipated service from three new U.S. cities – Newburgh, Providence and Hartford – to Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Norway. We are fully committed to our promise to bring American travelers more affordable fares and to create even more American jobs,” said Thomas Ramdahl, Norwegian’s Chief Commercial Officer.
Norwegian will open bases comprising both pilots and cabin crew at Stewart International Airport and Providence’s T.F. Green Airport. This will be the airline’s third and fourth U.S. bases following the opening of crew bases at New York’s JFK and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airports in 2014, when Norwegian first launched its U.S. service. The carrier now employs close to 600 Americans, a number expected to double soon.
Fares are currently available at Norwegian.com/us for as low as $99 one-way, including taxes. The lowest fares to all of Norwegian’s destinations can be found by using the airline’s low fare calendar. Additionally, 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 now offers 52 transatlantic flights from 13 U.S. airports to Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, 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).
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 5,500 people. The airline offers 40 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London, Paris, Scandinavia and the Caribbean. Follow @Fly_Norwegianon Twitter, join the discussion on Facebookand keep up with our adventures on Instagram. For more information on Norwegian and its network, visit norwegian.com.