Posted on: 19 February 2016 by Mark Howells
Norwegian is planning to begin long-haul flights to the US from Paris Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG).
From 29 July 2016, Norwegian will operate a four-times weekly service from CDG to New York JFK on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays before introducing a twice-weekly service to Los Angeles on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 30 July. From 4 August 2016, the carrier will fly from CDG to Fort Lauderdale/Miami once weekly on Thursdays.
Bjorn Kjos, Norwegian’s founder and CEO, remarked, “In less than three years since the launch of our long-haul operations, Norwegian has built a network of 38 nonstop routes between Europe and the US — more than any other European airline. We already provide nonstop services from London, Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm. The choice of Paris as our fifth European long-haul capital clearly underlines our commitment to France. Paris is one of Europe’s main gateways, and we see great potential to expand at Charles-de-Gaulle Airport in the future, adding more long-haul routes as well as more frequencies.”
The flights from CDG will be served by Norwegian’s fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners with a capacity of 291 seats (32 in premium class and 259 in economy).
With the addition of Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle, Norwegian will operate 31 routes from 12 airports in France.