Norwegian has begun operations on two new transatlantic city pairs, linking Copenhagen (CPH) with Boston (BOS), as well as London Gatwick (LGW) to Oakland (OAK).
The LCC now flies to six US destinations from the Danish capital (Los Angeles, New York JFK, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas and Orlando) and six from Gatwick (Los Angeles, New York JFK, Fort Lauderdale, Boston and Orlando). Both routes started on 12 May and are flown by the carrier’s 787-8s. While the weekly (Thursdays) service to Boston will face direct competition from SAS (daily), the Oakland operation has no incumbent airlines. “This is a significant development for travellers on both sides of the Atlantic,” said Bryant Francis, Port of Oakland’s Director of Aviation. “Norwegian has made a very smart move connecting two globally leading metropolitan areas in a way that is convenient and affordable. Now, nearly four million East Bay residents are able to travel to this top European destination using the airport closest to their homes and businesses while enjoying award-winning service at very attractive prices.”