Press release -
Norwegian launches new Dreamliner route from New York to Bergen, Norway
Norwegian launches yet another Dreamliner route from New York’s JFK airport. The beautiful city of Bergen on the west coast of Norway is a new destination from New York next summer. Bergen is known as «The Gateway to the Fjords of Norway».
“New York-Bergen has been a long-awaited route and I’m very happy to announce that for the first time in decades, the U.S. and Bergen will get its first direct connection. Norwegian’s routes between Scandinavia and New York have been very well received, and I am looking forward to welcoming even more Americans on board our brand new Dreamliners on our non-stop service to Bergen,” said CEO Bjørn Kjos.
“As mayor of the beautiful city of Bergen, I am very happy about Norwegian’s new route between Bergen and New York. This service brings our continents closer and will benefit the local trade and industry as well as tourism. The U.S. is a big market for us and Norwegian impresses me with its willingness to take on new challenges,” said Mayor Trude Drevland of Bergen.
The Gateway to the
Fjords of Norway
Bergen, Norway’s second biggest city, is surrounded by one of the world's most spectacular tourist attractions - The Norwegian Fjords, which have now been included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. The fjords in Norway have been voted the world's most unspoiled tourist destination by National Geographic and Bergen is a great starting point if you wish to explore the fjords. Bergen is an international city packed with history and tradition, a big city with small-town charm and atmosphere. Read more about Bergen at visitbergen.com.
Bergen – New York once a week
Norwegian vil operate one weekly flight between New York (JFK) and Bergen (BGO). Departure from JKF is Fridays at 9.30 p.m. local time, arriving BGO at 10.35 a.m. the following day.
The first flight from JFK departs on May 9, 2014. The route will be in service until September 27.
The launch fare is $178 one way and tickets will be available for sale today.
Communications Manager Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen, tlf. + 47 454 56 012
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded “Norwegian”, is a low-cost airline listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Norwegian is the second largest airline in Scandinavia and third largest low cost carrier in Europe. More than 20 million passengers fly on its network per year. Norwegian has a route portfolio that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East, as well as long-haul flights to the US and Southeast Asia. The company has a total of 413 routes to 125 destinations and employs approximately 3,500 people in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, UK, Spain and Thailand. The company has 275 undelivered aircraft on firm order. Norwegian was founded in 1993 and its headquarter is in Fornebu, Norway. In 2013, Norwegian was voted Europe’s best low-cost carrier of the year by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards. Norwegian offers better leg room than most competitors, in-flight WiFi, world-class punctuality and a fleet of 80 aircraft with an average age of only 4.6 years.