Norwegian Air Will Consolidate All Bay Area Service at San Francisco International Airport
Norwegian Air announced on Tuesday that summer seasonal service to Oslo and Rome will now operate out of SFO rather than Oakland International Airport. The airline moved London, Barcelona and Paris service from Oakland to San Francisco earlier this year.
Today, Norwegian Air announced that they will be consolidating all San Francisco Bay Area summer seasonal service at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Previously, the airline operated out of both SFO and Oakland International Airport, but the remaining service from Oakland to Oslo-Gardermoen and Rome-Fiumicino will now be moved to SFO for summer 2020. Earlier this year, Norwegian moved London, Barcelona and Paris service from Oakland to SFO as well. In Tuesday’s announcement, Norwegian Air’s SVP – Commercial, Matthew Wood said,
“For the summer season 2020 and beyond, we will offer all our five Bay Area flights from San Francisco International Airport, which will better position us for our return to profitability. We would like to thank our partners and friends at Oakland International Airport for their tremendous support during our operation from May 2014 to just a few months ago. As the largest foreign airline in the Bay Area, we look forward to offer American travelers unbeatable fares matched with our award-winning onboard product and service out of SFO.”
Seasonal service from San Francisco to Oslo will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays starting March 30, 2020. Rome service will begin April 1, 2020 and operate three times weekly during the peak summer period on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays. Also commenting on today’s announcement, San Francisco International Airport’s Director, Ivar C. Satero added,
“We are thrilled that Norwegian has made SFO their airport of choice for the San Francisco Bay Area. With the addition of non-stop service to Rome and Oslo, travelers can enjoy your exceptional airport experience together with Norwegian’s fantastic values.”
Norwegian’s San Francisco routes will be operated by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners configured with both Premium and Economy seats. Personal inflight entertainment on demand, USB charging ports and power is available at all Economy seats and Norwegian is the only airline that offers free Wi-Fi on transatlantic routes.
Norwegian Air is the world’s fifth largest LCC and offers 40 non-stop flights from the U.S. to Europe, more than any other European airline. The carrier operates over 500 routes in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Thailand, North America and South America. Norwegian operates a young and fuel-efficient fleet of 162 aircraft, with an average of only 3.8 years. In 2018, the airline carried over 38M passengers.
Source: Norwegian Air