Some of Norwegians year-round routes will become summer seasonal only services as demand is lower during the winter season, and aircraft will be utilized to operate more profitable long-haul routes elsewhere within the network, which is aligned with the airline’s focus on return to profitability.
Ten previously year-round long-haul routes from the United States will not operate this winter, but some might return for the winter season 2020/21. Las Vegas to London and Orlando to Stockholm have been discontinued indefinitely.
This summer, Norwegian is operating 188 weekly flights from the U.S. to Europe, compared to 163 weekly flights summer 2018, 85 in summer 2017, or 19 in summer 2016.
This winter, the airline will operate 113 weekly flights from the U.S. to Europe, compared to 150 weekly flights winter 2018/19, 119 in winter 2017/18 or 78 weekly flights winter 2016/17.
– After a thorough review of our long-haul network and given that some U.S. markets are highly seasonal, it is a natural step to focus our operations this winter on counter seasonal routes that are more profitable, such as Asia, and also looking into growing our South America network, said Matthew Robert Wood, Senior Vice President Commercial Long-Haul and New Markets, Norwegian.
The following routes will not operate during the winter 2019/20 season:
- Boston – Paris
- Chicago – London
- Denver – London
- Fort Lauderdale – Copenhagen
- Los Angeles – Copenhagen
- Los Angeles – Oslo
- Los Angeles – Rome
- New York JFK – Copenhagen
- New York JFK – Stockholm
- Orlando – Oslo
Norwegian continues to offer close to 50 nonstop transatlantic routes and more than 550 routes overall with customers still able to access most European destinations through other routes within Norwegian’s network at any time of the year.
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