3 new routes have been announced yesterday by the European Low Cost Carrier; Norwegian Air Shuttle.
These new routes will include:
- Rome (FCO) - Newark (EWR) - B787 - Service Begins In November (Nov 9th) Starting at 4 Weekly Flights (To Increase)
- Rome (FCO) - Los Angeles (LAX) - B787 - Service Begins In November (Nov 11th) Starting at 2 Weekly Flights (To Increase)
- Rome (FCO) - Oakland (OAK) - B787 - Service Begins In February (Feb 6th) (2 Weekly Flights)
These new routes with one way transatlantic fares of under $250; are said to offer American travelers even more affordable fares and create American Jobs.
Norwegian Air Shuttle has said, that they plan on having 52 routes from Europe to the USA by the end of 2017!
Norwegian Air Shuttle’s Future Interests:
Norwegian has said in a statement that they have intentions on flights to:
- The big markets (Airports) in the state of Texas
- Louisiana (KMSY)
- Washington D.C
- Flights to South America
Many US Carriers are concerned with the low fares; How Norwegian may take them out of business with the Long Haul Flights across the Atlantic. (“U.S. carriers and unions had hoped for a more hostile environment from President Donald Trump’s administration toward foreign competition on routes, but the administration has hinted toward an interest in foreign airlines’ use of American products and workers.”)
I am extremely happy that Norwegian is operating cheap long haul flights with quality planes and a new designed interior (and that they are Boeing!) I think that with Norwegian flying low cost, more airlines will drop there prices to compete with them. Which could open up a new market of low cost flights in the USA.