Norwegian to fly New York-Paris nonstop with fares starting at $175

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OSLO / Relaxnews

The Norway-based budget airline will start flying a nonstop Paris-New York route with introductory fares starting at $US175/€179 from July 29. Norwegian is also opening Paris-US routes connecting the French capital with Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale.
Low-cost airlines have now officially brought their price-crunching battle to long-haul routes. Already known for budget fares between several European destinations, Norwegian is looking to boost market share with a new route from Paris to New York four times a week.
But what’s really new here is Norwegian’s aggressive pricing, with tickets starting at just €179 or $175 from the US. Two other routes linking Paris to the US will open this summer to Los Angeles (twice weekly from July 30) and Miami/Fort Lauderdale (once a week from August 4).
Norwegian’s flights will operate from Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport and the routes will be served by Boeing’s fuel-efficient Dreamliner 787 aircraft, carrying 291 passengers, with 32 in first class and 259 in economy.
The company is also launching other transatlantic services this spring: Boston-London in March; Boston-Oslo in April; and San Francisco-London and Boston-Copenhagen in May.
Although Norwegian is the first carrier to offer such attractive fares between Paris and New York, it isn’t the first airline to drive down prices on the popular route. XL Airways France already flies nonstop from Paris to New York with cut-price return fares and also operates a Los Angeles route.
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, trading as Norwegian, is the third largest low-cost carrier in Europe, the second-largest airline in Scandinavia, and the ninth-largest airline in Europe in terms of passenger numbers.
It offers a high-frequency domestic flight schedule within Scandinavia and Finland, and to business destinations such as London, as well as to holiday destinations in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands, transporting 24 million people in 2014.

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