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Norwegian’s U.S. Flights to Paris Take Off
NEW YORK (JULY 28, 2016) – Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline and Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline, today launches its first flight from the United States to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport. The airline’s first-ever nonstop flight to Paris from the U.S. departs from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport this evening, followed by service from Los Angeles International Airport starting July 30 and from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on August 4.
“We are excited to continuously grow our U.S. operations. Our new nonstop flights will provide American travelers with greater choice when they go to one of Europe’s most magical cities. Not only will they be able to save a lot of money by flying Norwegian, but they will also enjoy great, award-winning service onboard a brand-new fleet,” said Bjørn Kjos, Norwegian’s CEO and Founder.
Paris is the sixth European city in Norwegian’s ever-growing route network with nonstop service to the U.S. The carrier offers a total 41 routes from the U.S., of which 34 are to Europe and seven to the French Caribbean. Upcoming routes from the U.S. include Las Vegas to London launching October 31; Las Vegas to Oslo on November 1; and Fort Lauderdale to Guadeloupe on December 17.
The new Paris service will initially operate four times per week from New York City, twice weekly from Los Angeles and once weekly from Fort Lauderdale. The lowest available fares to Paris 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 2016, and for the fourth consecutive year, named Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline. Norwegian employs 5,500 people. The airline offers 41 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London, Paris, Scandinavia and the Caribbean.
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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 sixth largest. Norwegian offers more nonstop European destinations from the United States than any other European airline with seamless connections across the continent. Norwegian offers 41 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London, Paris and Scandinavia, as well as seven 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 more than 440 routes to over 130 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 norwegian.com.