Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle is promising to boost traffic at smaller airports on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean when it starts service to Europe this summer from Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York. On Thursday, Norwegian Air announced that it will launch flights from the US Northeast to Europe for as low as $65.
According to Norwegian, the $65 tickets are part of an introductory sale. Even if you miss the promotion, you'll be glad to know that regular starting prices are as low as $99, according to Business Insider.
Norwegian's announcement comes a month after the Icelandic low-cost airline WOW Airlaunched a sale with $70 fares from the US West Coast to Europe with a stopover in Reykjavík, Iceland.
"We are pleased to announce our new highly-anticipated transatlantic routes. Our new, non-stop service will enable tens of thousands of new travelers to fly between the continents much more comfortably and affordably," Norwegian Air CEO Bjørn Kjos said in a statement. "Norwegian's latest transatlantic offering is not only great news for the traveling public, but also for the local US economies, as we will bring more tourists that will increase spending, consequently creating thousands of new local jobs."Norwegian Air
In a press conference earlier this month, White House press secretary Sean Spicer seemingly agreed with Norwegian's stance, saying the airline's agreement to hire US crew members and place orders for Boeing jets represents "huge economic interests" for America.
According to Sande, the new US bases will start with 150 crew members. The airline has another 500 crew members based in New York and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to operate its Dreamliners. Norwegian currently operates an all-Boeing fleet consisting of more than 110 Dreamliners and 737s. Also it has more than 100 Boeing jets on order.