Oct 7, 2015
Norwegian air will offer soon (cheap flights) one way ticket only 69$ from U.S. airports to Europe in early 2017. Norwegian air Chief Executive Officer, said that in an interview Tuesday.
Europe's third biggest budget airline is considering flights to Edinburgh and Bergen, Norway from U.S. airports that have a few to no global service, such as New York's Westchester County Airport and Connecticut's Bradley International Airport
Median prices on such routes are likely to be nearer to $300 round trip, compared with many of the Norwegian's fears that feed more than $500 today because of higher fees levied by busier airports.
The possible designs are part of the Norwegian's broader move to cut prices and take share from traditional flag carriers that dominate trans-Atlantic flying.
While airlines such as Deutsche Lufthansa AG offer travelers hundreds of destinations via connections in airport hubs, Norwegian is aiming to create a nonstop service to small cities that straddle the Atlantic more common, which keeps costs low.
I think you will consider a lot to that effect within five years' time. What will take place when everyone starts to fly direct.
Norwegian has 100 737 MAX jets from Boeing Co on order and expects to receive five in 2017. These planes are gone out to sail the Atlantic, but are smaller than most jets that currently do so, gaining them a more respectable size for international flights to cities such as Birmingham in Britain.
Governors will have to agree to set up customs stations at U.S. regional airports to handle international traffic.
Norwegian is not the only airline to offer cheap fare across the Atlantic.
Iceland's Wow Air recently offered one-way ticket between Boston and Paris for $99. Lufthansa's low-cost subsidiary Eurowings is also starting cheap long-haul flights.
BY JEFFREY DASTIN Reuters .com
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