Norwegian will launch Boeing 787 flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles and New York JFK this summer.
The new flights, operated by Norwegian Air Shuttle, will mark Norwegian’s arrival at Charles De Gaulle (it already flies to Paris Orly) and signals the continuation of a rapid US expansion.
The New York flights will begin 29 July and operate four times weekly, the Los Angeles service will operate twice weekly starting 30 July and the Fort Lauderdale flight once weekly starting 4 August, says Norwegian.
No other carriers fly between Paris and Fort Lauderdale, but Norwegian will compete to New York with Air France, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines, and to Los Angeles with Air France and Air Tahiti Nui, according to Innovata data.
Norwegian in recent years has been deploying 787s from Europe to the US, and now serves eight US destinations.
Also, in December 2015 it bolstered its US presence with new flights from Baltimore, Boston and New York JFK to the French overseas territories of Martinique and Guadeloupe in the Caribbean.
Meanwhile, Norwegian’s Irish subsidiary Norwegian Air International (NAI) has been seeking to launch flights to the USA. The US has not yet granted NAI a route authority amid opposition by other carriers and labour unions, which have said Norwegian is using its Irish company to circumvent labour laws.
Norwegian has denied those allegations.
Source: Cirium Dashboard