Norwegian to Double London-New York Frequency, Increase Service to West Coast and Florida
Norwegian Air said it will dramatically increase the number of flights it offers between the United States and London following last week’s final approval for its Irish subsidiary’s foreign carrier permit.
Starting August 10 next year, the Oslo-based carrier will add a second daily flight between New York and London. The new flight will operate every day except Wednesdays, bringing the total number of New York-London flights to 13.
Norwegian said that the new service is scheduled to allow “business travellers to attend all-important meetings throughout the day and depart the same evening” by leaving Gatwick Airport at 6 a.m. local time and arriving and John F. Kennedy International at 9 a.m. The return flight leaves JFK at 11 p.m.
Starting in mid April, the airline’s London-Los Angeles service will operate daily; service to Oakland/San Francisco will operate five times per week; service to Orlando will operate three times per week; and service to Fort Lauderdale will operate twice weekly.
The increase in service will be supported by the delivery of nine new Boeing Dreamliners next year and the airline plans a further expansion in the United Kingdom.
“We will continue to add flights from the U.S. to the UK and other European destinations, driving down fares in the process,” said Thomas Ramdahl, the airline’s chief commercial officer.
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