Norwegian Air will fly directly from Oslo to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orlando from next year, the airline announced today.
An announcement of new long-haul destinations had been expected given the airline's investment in Boeing's new flagship 787 Dreamliner aircraft. They began flying long-haul routes for the first time this May, to New York, Bangkok and Florida.
Details of the routes are as follows:
Oslo – Los Angeles
Norwegian will operate a once-weekly flight every Sunday between Los Angeles (LAX) and Oslo (OSL), launching on 1 June 2014.
Oslo – San Francisco
Norwegian will operate three-weekly flights, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, between Oslo (OSL) and Oakland-San Francisco (OAK), launching on 28 May 2014.
Oslo – Orlando
Norwegian will operate twice-weekly flights, on Thursdays and Saturdays, between Oslo (OSL) and Orlando (MCO), launching 29 May 2014.
“I'm very happy to announce the launch of three new intercontinental destinations. The major traffic streams currently go between the US and Europe and there’s great demand for high quality flights at a low fare between the two continents,” said Norwegian's CEO Bjørn Kjos.
“So far the response to our New York, Bangkok and Fort Lauderdale routes has been tremendous. Most of our flights have been fully booked over the summer. Our offer has not only been well received by Scandinavian passengers travelling to the U.S. or Asia, but also Asians and Americans going to Scandinavia and beyond,” Kjos added.