Norwegian Air will soon offer more cheap flights from two Midwest cities. The airline will introduce nonstop flights from Chicago to Paris and Rome in the near future. Norwegian will also introduce nonstop flights from Denver to Rome. This will be the first direct route between the Mile High City to any destination in Italy. For now, all three new routes will be seasonal.
On May 1, the low-cost carrier will start offering fights between Chicago and Paris. The route will operate through October 24. Service from Chicago to Rome will launch on June 2 and will run through October 19. During the peak summer travel season, flights to Paris will operate five times a week, while flights to Rome will operate four times a week. In addition to flights to Rome and Paris, the airline also offers nonstop service to Barcelona and London from Chicago.
The flight from Denver will launch on March 31 and run through October 23. During the peak summer travel season, Norwegian will fly the route three times a week. In addition to Rome, Norwegian also flies to London and Paris from Denver.
Norwegian will utilize the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which offers 35 premium seats and 309 in Economy. Those flying in Economy get on-demand in-flight entertainment, a USB charging port and power adapter and free Wi-Fi on transatlantic routes. Those in premium get between 43 and 46 inches of seat pitch, along with free food and drinks, and checked baggage allowance.
Norwegian sees the United States as a big market and wants to continue to expand. It now has more than 50 nonstop routes between the United States and Europe, more than any other European-based airline. Norwegian also announced that it would launch a US credit card. However, it isn't all good news. The low-cost airline is ending its service between New York's JFK and Madrid.