Today Norwegian will commence the ticket sales for its long-haul flights to New York and Bangkok from Oslo and Stockholm. The company's first long-haul flight will take place between Oslo and New York on May 30, 2013; the first flight between Oslo and Bangkok is on June 1, 2013.
“This is a major milestone in our company’s history and I am very pleased that it is now possible to book tickets to our flights to New York and Bangkok. We look forward to welcoming our passengers on board the brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the most modern and technologically advanced long-haul aircraft in production today,” said CEO Bjørn Kjos.
“Freedom of choice is an important part of Norwegian's business philosophy – also on the intercontinental routes. As we know that travelers have a greater need for ‘that little extra’ on longer flights, we will give those who want the option to order a product which includes larger seats, more leg room, a three-course meal with drinks and checked baggage,” said Kjos.
With departures from Bangkok and New York from both Oslo and Stockholm, it is possible to fly Norwegian from Scandinavia to both cities six days a week.
Eight 787 Dreamliners on order so far
Norwegian will take the delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner in April 2013. The second and third Dreamliner will enter the fleet in June and November respectively. Norwegian will take delivery of an additional four aircraft in 2014 and one in 2015.
Oslo - New York three times a week
During the period May 30 to June 24, Norwegian will fly from Oslo Airport Gardermoen (OSL) to New York (JFK) twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays. From June 25, the number of weekly flights increases to three; on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Departure from OSL is 17:30, arriving JFK at 19:30 local time. Departure from JFK is at 21:00, arriving OSL at 10:20 the next day.
Oslo - Bangkok three times a week
Starting June 23, Norwegian will fly twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, between Oslo Airport Gardermoen (OSL) and Bangkok (BKK). Departure from Oslo is at 09:00 on Wednesdays, arriving BKK at 00:30 local time the next day. On Saturdays departure is at 14:30, arriving BKK at 06:00 local time the following day. From June 25 the number of weekly flights increases to three; on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Departure time is 14:30 from OSL, arriving BKK at 06.00 the following day.
Stockholm - New York three times a week
From May 31 to June 25, Norwegian will fly twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays, between Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) and New York (JFK). Departure from ARN is at 17:05 with arrival JKF at 19:30 local time. Departure from JFK is at 21:00 with arrival ARN at 10:45 the next day. From June 26, the number of weekly flights increases to three; on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Stockholm - Bangkok three times a week
From June 20, Norwegian will fly three times a week; on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, between Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) and Bangkok (BKK). Departure from ARN is at 14:50, arriving BKK at 06:00 local time the next day. The return flight will depart BKK at 07:30, arriving ARN at 13:45.
For more information about Norwegian's long-distance plans and the 787 Dreamliner, visit our showroom here.
SVP Corporate Communications Anne-Sissel Skånvik, + 47 97 55 43 44
Communications Manager Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen + 47 45 45 60 12
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded “Norwegian,” is a public low-cost airline noted on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The company is the second largest airline in Scandinavia, and has a route portfolio that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East. With competitive prices and customer friendly solutions and service, the company has experienced significant growth over the previous years. With close to 16 million passengers in 2011, Norwegian is the 3rd largest low-cost airline in Europe. Norwegian currently operates 68 aircraft on 330 routes to 120 destinations and employs approximately 2,500 people.