Norwegian’s first long-haul flight took off from Oslo Airport Gardermoen earlier, bound for New York’s JKF airport.
“The launch of our intercontinental routes is an important milestone in Norwegian’s history. Our goal is that even more passengers should afford to fly – also to other continents,” said Norwegian chief executive Bjørn Kjos.
Norwegian’s first intercontinental flight was celebrated with American food, cabin crew dressed in new Moods of Norway uniforms and contests for New York passengers at Oslo Airport on Thursday afternoon.
Norwegian’s chief executive Bjorn Kjos marked the historic event with a ribbon cutting ceremony:
“We are very happy for the great reception of our long-haul routes and that we finally - after years of planning - are able to welcome our first New York passengers on board. The market for intercontinental flights has long been characterized by artificially high fares and limited flexibility.
“The reception of our new long-haul routes shows that many want to fly inexpensively and comfortably to New York, Bangkok and Fort Lauderdale,” said Kjos.
“He also took the opportunity to announce that Norwegian will expand the number of weekly flights between Oslo and New York from three to four.
From November 29th, Norwegian offers daily flights between New York and Scandinavia.