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Norwegian Celebrates Inaugural Flight between San Francisco and Oslo

Press Release   •   May 29, 2014 04:35 EDT

On Wednesday evening, the first non-stop flight between San Francisco and Oslo, Norway, took off from Oakland International Airport (OAK) in California. This is the first ever direct route between California and the capital of Norway.

”Our direct flights from San Francisco to both Oslo and Stockholm have been very well received by the traveling public. We believe that Americans also deserve affordable fares across the Atlantic. That’s why we have made it possible for passengers to enjoy high quality flights at low fares between the U.S. and Europe,” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos.

Norwegian’s presence in the U.S.
In 2013, Norwegian commenced its long-haul operation by being the only low-cost carrier to offer flights between the U.S. and Europe. Norwegian will have a fleet of 14 Dreamliners, whereof six are currently in service. The company is planning to expand its long-haul fleet with even more 787 Dreamliners.

Creating jobs in the U.S.
Norwegian Air continues to expand internationally and is currently recruiting pilots for its crew base at New York’s JFK airport. The company is recruiting captains and first officers to operate the state-of-the art Boeing 787 Dreamliner.Last year, Norwegian began recruiting U.S. cabin crew to its Fort Lauderdale and JFK bases, and so far the response has been outstanding. The airline has received more than 6,000 applications for a total of 300 positions to be filled in 2014.

Flight schedule from San Francisco:

San Francisco – Oslo three times a week
Norwegian will operate three weekly flights between Oakland-San Francisco and Oslo – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

San Francisco – Stockholm twice a week
Norwegian will operate two weekly flights between Oakland-San Francisco (OAK) and Stockholm – on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Norwegian's other destinations from the U.S.:

From New York: Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and London
From Fort Lauderdale: Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and London
From Los Angeles: Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and London
From Orlando: Oslo

For more information, please contact Norwegian’s Press Office: +47 815 11 816


Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded “Norwegian”, is a low-cost airline listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Norwegian is the second largest airline in Scandinavia and third largest low cost carrier in Europe. More than 20 million passengers fly on its network per year. Norwegian has a route portfolio that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East, as well as long-haul flights to the US and Southeast Asia. The company has a total of 416 routes to 126 destinations and employs approximately 4,500 people in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, UK, Spain and Thailand. The company has 258 undelivered aircraft on firm order. Norwegian was founded in 1993 and its headquarter is in Fornebu, Norway. In 2013, Norwegian was voted Europe’s best low-cost carrier of the year by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards. Norwegian offers better leg room than most competitors, in-flight WiFi, world-class punctuality and a fleet of 94 aircraft with an average age of only 4.8 years.

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