NEW YORK (MARCH 28, 2018) – Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline and Value Airline of the Year 2018, launched two new routes from Chicago and Austin to London starting March 25, and March 27, respectively. Norwegian is the first low-cost airline to offer transatlantic service from both cities.
“When we initially announced our new Chicago service back in July 2017, we did so with four weekly flights. However, due to high demand, we increased our offering to daily service. In Austin, we’re only the second airline to offer year-round transatlantic service, and our goal is to increase frequency in the near future. Both of these cities have great growth opportunities,” said Thomas Ramdahl, Norwegian’s Chief Commercial Officer.
One-way economy fares from Austin and Chicago start as low as $194.90 and $159.50, respectively, and include all taxes. The lowest one-way fares in Norwegian’s Premium Cabin to London from Austin and Chicago start at $689.90 and $579.90, respectively, including taxes. Premium service includes dedicated check-in, additional luggage allowance, fast track security, lounge access where available, priority boarding, wide recliner seats, all meals and drinks.
Norwegian now offers nonstop flights to London from 11 U.S. cities. Flights from both Austin and Chicago also connect well with Norwegian’s flights to Denmark, Finland, Norway, Spain and Sweden.
These are two of the 11 new routes that Norwegian has announced and will launch from the U.S. in 2018. Norwegian operates one of the world’s youngest fleets, and flights from Austin and Chicago will be operated by brand-new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
All flights are now available for sale at Norwegian.com/us. Additionally, the website’s low fare calendar displays the lowest available fares to all of Norwegian’s destinations. Passengers on all of Norwegian’s routes are eligible to join Norwegian Reward, the airline’s loyalty program and can earn CashPoints every time they fly, stay at a hotel or rent a car.
Upcoming launches from the U.S. include: Denver to Paris (April 9); Oakland/San Francisco to Paris (April 10), Boston to Paris (May 2); New York/JFK to Amsterdam (May 7); Los Angeles to Milan (June 17); Los Angeles to Madrid (July 15); and New York/JFK to Madrid (July 18).
Norwegian is the world’s sixth largest low-cost airline and carried around 33 million passengers in 2017. The airline operates 500 routes to 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean, the U.S and South America. Norwegian has a fleet of 150 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 has been voted ‘Europe’s best low-cost carrier’ by passengers for five consecutive years at SkyTrax World Airline Awards from 2013-2017, along with being awarded the ‘World's best low-cost long-haul airline’ in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Norwegian employs 9,000 people. The airline offers 40 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London, Paris, Scandinavia and the Caribbean.