Norwegian announced yesterday that it will launch new routes from Madrid to New York and Los Angeles. The company will also introduce new routes from Amsterdam to New York and Milan to Los Angeles. Norwegian will be the only airline operating year-round nonstop flights from Madrid and Milan to Los Angeles.
To support the continuous growth at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Norwegian will open its fourth American crew base with 150 cabin crewmembers during the first quarter of 2018. The airline already has four crew bases for cabin crew and pilots in the U.S. With more U.S.-based cabin crew than any other airline, Norwegian is also the only foreign airline recruiting American pilots to be based in the U.S.
Norwegian also announced it has acquired an additional 28 weekly slots at London-Gatwick (LGW) from summer 2018. The take-off and landing slots, purchased from Small Planet Airlines, will allow Norwegian to plan for continued growth at Gatwick, including to the U.S. Planning work is now underway to allocate the new acquired slots, and will be announced at a later stage.
The world’s fastest-growing airline launched 25 new routes from the U.S. in 2017, and has announced 11 new transatlantic routes for 2018 for a total of 67 routes – 61 of which are transatlantic. Norwegian operates one of the world’s youngest fleets, and these four new routes will be operated by brand-new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
Service from Madrid-Barajas (MAD) to New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) will launch on July 18, 2018, and operate three times per week. Service from Amsterdam’s Schipol (AMS) will launch on May 7, 2018, and will operate four times per week.
Service from Madrid-Barajas (MAD) to Los Angeles International (LAX) will launch on July 16, 2018, and will operate four times per week. Service from Milan-Malpensa (MXP) will launch on June 18, 2018, and will also operate four times per week.
Economy launch fares from Madrid and Amsterdam to New York City start as low as $199 and $229 one-way, respectively, including taxes; fares from both Madrid and Milan to Los Angeles start from $229 one-way, including taxes.
— Norwegian Air