Norwegian has announced that it will start two new seasonal long-haul routes to the US from the European cities Athens and Barcelona in summer 2019.
The low-cost carrier will start a new connection between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Barcelona-El Prat Airport in June 2019 and a new service between John F. Kennedy International Airport and Athens International Airport in July 2019. Both routes will be operated four times per week by Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
With the addition of Athens, Norwegian will offer 13 nonstop routes between various European cities and the New York City area during the coming summer season.
Furthermore, Norwegian now operates five nonstop routes between the US and Barcelona: Chicago, along with Fort Lauderdale, New York Newark, Los Angeles and Oakland, which are already part of the airline’s network from the Catalonian city. Additionally, Norwegian will increase the frequency of its Barcelona – New York Newark route to a daily service and the service to Los Angeles will increase to six flights weekly.
Norwegian currently is Europe’s third largest low-cost carrier, with 33.1 million passengers carried in 2017 and bases in seven European countries. A subsidiary in Argentina is also part of its portfolio. The company, founded and lead by Bjørn Kjos, operates a fleet of 130 Boeing 737 (including 18 Boeing 737 MAX 8) and 32 Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Norwegian became the second customer worldwide and the European launch airline of the Boeing 737 MAX in mid-2017.
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