• Joe Breitfeller

Norwegian Announces New Transatlantic Routes From Chicago and Denver for Summer 2020

Updated: Jan 11, 2020

Norwegian Air announced on Tuesday that they would be adding service from Chicago to Paris and Rome along with service to Rome from Denver for the summer 2020 season.

Norwegian Boeing 787 Dreamliner - Courtesy Norwegian

Today, European low-cost carrier Norwegian Air announced three new routes from Chicago and Denver next summer. The new Chicago service will double Norwegian’s routes to four (Barcelona, London, Paris and Rome). The Chicago-Paris route will operate five times weekly from May 1, 2020 to October 24, 2020 and Chicago-Rome service will be available four times weekly from June 2, 2020 to October 19, 2020. In Denver, the airline will offer service to Rome, which will be their third destination in addition to London and Paris. The Denver to Rome service will be available from March 31, 2020 through October 23, 2020 and will operate three times weekly. The previously described frequencies will be available during the “peak summer” season. In Tuesday’s announcement, Norwegian’s SVP – Commercial, Matthew Wood stated,

“The U.S. is now our largest and important source market and we will continue to invest in expanding our network to offer more nonstop service to highly sought-after European destinations. As we know we’re becoming a beloved brand in America, we want to consistently strive to provide the best quality service coupled with unbeatable fares. Rome and Paris are great additions to our growing presence in Chicago and Denver and we look forward to welcoming new and existing travelers onboard next summer.”

The new routes will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with 35 premium and 309 economy seats. The airline is rolling out free Wi-Fi and USB charging ports/power adaptors are available at each seat. Additionally, Norwegian recently announced a new partnership with JetBlue allowing seamless connections in the Americas and Caribbean.

Despite the fact that industry insiders are saying the long-haul low-cost carrier model won't work, Norwegian continues to press on, even recently launching a U.S. rewards credit card. The company is focused on transitioning from rapid to moderate growth in an effort to create sustained profitability.

Source: Norwegian Air