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Norwegian airlines has been expanding service to the U.S. like crazy over the past year. Their new service between smaller airports in the northeast and several destinations in Ireland and Great Britain picks up this month (SEE: Norwegian officially launches 3 US bases).
Later, Norwegian launched service to Bergen, Norway from both Providence, RI and Newburgh, NY (SEE: Grab a bargain to Bergen, thanks to Norwegian!). By July the carrier will be operating close to 40 weekly transatlantic flights. Norwegian is potentially opening new bases in Argentina as well.
New service to Rome!
Norwegian will now launch service to Rome Fiumicino starting November 6, 2017. Service from Newark will pick up November 6, 2017, while service from Los Angeles will start a few days later. Oakland will have to wait until February. Flights from the NYC area start at $189 one-way, while those from the left coast will start at $229. All flights will be on their fuel efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
For those located on the West Coast, this is fantastic news. There are currently no nonstop flights to Rome from the San Francisco Bay Area, and Alitalia is the only carrier that flies to LAX with a single daily service. Flights from the West Coast to Rome typically start around $800.
Flights from Newark will operate 4 times weekly to start, while those from Los Angeles and Oakland will offer twice-weekly service.
I can definitely see this as a lucrative destination for Norwegian. Considering Alitalia’s financial issues, this is a perfect market for the low cost carrier to be entering.
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Are you as excited as I am about Norwegian’s new service?