Low-cost transatlantic carrier Norwegian has announced plans to add three more nonstop routes from the United States to Europe next summer: Chicago to both Paris and Rome, as well as from Denver to Rome. All three routes will be summer seasonal, the airline said.
In Chicago, Norwegian will double its presence to four nonstop routes: Barcelona, London, Paris and Rome. The new Paris service will launch May 1, 2020, and operate through October 24, while the Rome service will launch June 2, 2020, and operate through October 19. During peak summer, the new Paris route will operate five times a week, while the service to Rome will operate four times a week. Similarly, both Paris and London service will operate four times a week. The Chicago to London route launched in March 2018, followed by Barcelona service earlier this year.
In Denver, Rome will be the third nonstop Norwegian route following London, which launched in September 2017, and Paris, which launched in April 2018. The new flight to Rome will be the first-ever and only nonstop service from Denver International Airport to Italy, the airline said. The new Rome route will launch on March 31, 2020, and operate to October 23, with three weekly flights during peak summer, late April through early October.
All three new routes will be operated by the 787-9 Dreamliner with 35 seats in Premium and 309 in Economy. All Economy seats have personal in-flight entertainment on demand, USB charging ports and a power adapter. Norwegian is also in the process of rolling out free Wi-Fi on transatlantic routes, which is provided from gate to gate.
In a written statement Norwegian SVP Commercial Matthew Wood noted that the United States is now the airline’s largest and most important source market.