Posted on: 25 June 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Norwegian is to launch flights from Boston, Baltimore/Washington DC and New York to two Caribbean destinations – the Guadeloupe Islands and Martinique.
Norwegian’s new seasonal services to the French West Indies will launch on 3 December 2015, with three flights a week from JFK to the Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport, Guadeloupe (PTP) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and from JFK to Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport (FDF) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
“We launched our first long-haul flights to the US two years ago and the response from American travellers has been fantastic. It’s great to see that our low fares, friendly service and new, more environmentally friendly aircraft are appreciated. It is therefore a pleasure to be able to launch new, exotic routes between the US mainland and the Caribbean islands Guadeloupe and Martinique, says Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos. “We will continue to expand in the US, by launching new routes and establishing more US bases.”
The new routes will also give Norwegian’s passengers from Europe an opportunity to combine a city break in New York with a Caribbean vacation. Norwegian already offers direct flights from London and the Scandinavian capitals to the Caribbean islands of Puerto Rico and St Croix, in addition to other destinations in the US.
From Baltimore-Washington (BWI) and Boston (BOS), Norwegian will operate twice weekly service to both Guadeloupe (Tuesdays and Saturdays) and Martinique (Mondays and Fridays). From Boston flights to Guadeloupe will operate on Thursdays and Sundays, and to Martinique on Wednesdays and Sundays.
On the US–Caribbean routes, Norwegian will fly its Boeing 737-800s with 186 seats and will be the first airline to offer free WiFi on flights to the Caribbean. Norwegian will also offer customers the option to rent movies and TV shows on their personal devices.
Guadeloupe and Martinique are both overseas departments of France to which the United States–European Union–Iceland–Norway Air Transport Agreement applies. The agreement authorises unlimited frequencies between any point or points in the EU and any point or points in US territory for any and all US, EU, Icelandic, and Norwegian airlines.