Norway-based low-cost carrier Norwegian will launch new flights between Northern Europe and the US next spring using Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
The airline announced it plans to launch flights from the Norwegian capital, Oslo to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orlando; from Stockholm to Los Angeles and San Francisco; and from Copenhagen to Los Angeles and New York in spring 2014.
Flight frequencies will be from once to three times per week depending on the route.
Norwegian currently operates six weekly flights between Scandinavia and New York using Dreamliners. It will also launch flights from Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in November.
Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos stated in a press release that there is high demand for comfortable flights with low prices on the routes between the US and Europe.
Unfortunately, when reviewing the price of a ticket for flights to Europe, the major cost typically is the total of taxes, fees and surcharges. Taxes and airport fees are fixed costs, but perhaps with the Dreamliner’s fuel efficiencies, the fuel surcharges will be reduced and Norwegian will be able to keep its pricing significantly lower than the fare on a full-service airline.