Norwegian boosts Los Angeles and NY service

Marco Green
December 14, 2017

Norwegian will compete with Oneworld alliance partners American and Iberia when it launches Madrid service from New York JFK, operating three flights per week starting July 18.

The airline announced yesterday that it would expand with four new transatlantic routes from Los Angeles and NY to Milan, Amsterdam, and Madrid starting in the summer.

The carrier will add service to Los Angeles from Madrid four-times weekly from 15 July, and from Milan Malpensa four-times weekly from 16 June, it says.

Norwegian will operate all of the routes with 291-seat Boeing 787-9 aircraft. "Next year, we will continue our long-haul expansion by offering passengers easy and affordable connections between the U.S. and some of Europe's most exciting cities". New service will be announced at a later date, it says.

In this way, Norwegian plant faces both Iberia and Air Europa with se new connections and anticipates competition of Level, low-priced brand of IAG long Radio, which operates from Barcelona transoceanic flights.

Service from NY to Amsterdam begins May 7 and will operate four times per week. The airline now offers 61 nonstop routes in the competitive transatlantic market. United Airlines also flies between Madrid and Newark.

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