Norwegian will begin flying from the U.S. to Barcelona next summer. // © 2016 iStock
Norwegian recently announced it will launch flights from four cities in the U.S. — Los Angeles, Oakland/San Francisco, Newark/New York and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — to Barcelona, Spain, in June 2017.
Why It Matters:
Norwegian is quickly expanding in the U.S., especially in Western gateways. Service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) will launch June 5 and will operate twice weekly until the end of August, when it goes to three times a week. Twice-weekly flights from Oakland International Airport (OAK) to Barcelona will launch June 7 and increase to three times a week at the end of August. Flights from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Barcelona will launch on June 6 and operate twice a week until the end of August before increasing to four times a week. Twice-weekly flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to Barcelona will launch Aug. 22.
- The nonstop flights to Spain follow the airline’s recent new service from the U.S. to Paris launched in July of this year.
- Norwegian will also add service from Oakland/San Francisco to Copenhagen, Denmark, offering five nonstop routes to Europe from the Bay Area by next spring. The new twice-weekly Oakland to Copenhagen service will launch on March 28, 2017.
- Barcelona is the seventh European city with nonstop service to the U.S. in Norwegian’s network. The carrier offers a total 46 routes from the U.S., 39 of which are to Europe and seven are to the French Caribbean. Upcoming routes from the U.S. include Las Vegas to London launching on Oct. 31; Las Vegas to Oslo launching on Nov. 1; and Fort Lauderdale to Guadeloupe launching on Dec. 17.
- Norwegian operates one of the world’s youngest fleets comprised of new Boeing 787 Dreamliners. All long-haul flights include both a Premium and an Economy cabin.
What They Are Saying:
“We are truly focused on expanding Norwegian’s presence in the U.S., and we’re excited to offer affordable fares to even more nonstop European destinations so that travelers can enjoy our award-winning onboard service,” said Thomas Ramdahl, chief commercial officer for Norwegian. “We now offer a greater amount of nonstop routes from the U.S. to Europe than any other European airline, and we look forward to adding additional routes and frequencies so that American travelers have even more choices.”