Norwegian launches long-haul flights to Austin and Chicago

Norwegian expands budget long-haul offering with Austin and Chicago

The transatlantic competition is heating up again. On the back of British Airways owner, IAG, launching flights to the US from Barcelona, Norwegian is expanding their popular budget long-haul offering with two cities: Austin and Chicago.

Norwegian will fly to Chicago’s main Airport – O’Hare and Austin Bergstrom from March 2018, using their brand new fleet of Being 787 Dreamliner’s. This move will equal a number of cities Norwegian serve in comparison with Virgin Atlantic. The new routes will operate on a four-a-week basis to Chicago and three times a week to Austin.

This marks an expansion for Norwegian on previous routes including Boston, New York, Miami (Fort Lauderdale), Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oakland, Orlando and Seattle. While Norwegian offers less frequency, you’re able to fly from local airports such as Edinburgh and Belfast.

This is ideal for us here at Short Motivation as Austin is our current American HQ and is perfect for flying back to Europe without huge expense wrapped up with regular long haul travel.

Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos said “Once again we have put the UK at the heart of our ambitious expansion plans, with affordable fares to another two exciting US destinations. As America’s third biggest city, Chicago is the perfect addition to our growing networks while Austin has also become a major hub for leisure and business travel so we are delighted to offer passengers more choice and lower fares to these vibrant cities.”

For more information, visit the Norwegian website.


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