Norwegian will add Chicago and Austin to its U.S. route
network beginning next March.
The carrier also will commence service from Paris Charles de
Gaulle to Boston, Oakland and Newark.
The ultra-low-cost carrier will fly between London Gatwick
and Chicago O'Hare four times weekly beginning March 25. Three-times weekly
service between Gatwick and Austin will begin March 27.
Norwegian will be the lone carrier on both routes. However,
British Airways flies between Austin and London Heathrow while British Airways,
United and American each fly O'Hare-Heathrow.
Norwegian will fly both routes with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
The planes are divided into economy and premium economy cabins.
With the addition of Chicago and Austin, Norwegian will
serve 17 airports in the U.S. and its territories.
The Boston-Paris route will fly four times per week
beginning May 2 of next year. Norwegian will fly Paris-Oakland four times per
week beginning April 10. The Newark route launches Feb. 28 and will be operated
six times per week.
Norwegian will compete against Delta, United and the
all-business-class carrier La Compagnie on Paris-Newark. Air France, American
and Delta fly Paris-Boston.
No airline currently flies Oakland-Paris, though three
carriers serve the French capital from nearby San Francisco.