Norwegian announced the launch of nonstop flights from to Los Angeles, New York City/Newark, and Oakland/San Francisco to Rome starting at $189.99.
According to Norwegian Air the nonstop flights to Rome‘s Fiumicino Airport from U.S. will launch from Newark Airport on November 9 with introductory fairs of $189 one-way. They will add nonstops to Rome from Los Angeles on November 11, and from Oakland’s airport in early February 2018. One-way fares from the West Coast will start at $229 one-way. The flight frequencies will vary. Newark service will start at four flights a week, rising to six times a week in February, and from the West Coast gateways it will start at twice-weekly, rising to three times a week from L.A. in February.
So if you have always wanted to go to Italy now is the time. The flights will be on Boeing 787 Dreamliners. If you are interested in the premium cabin, you will be able to get a deal. The higher class will start at $539 one-way from Newark and $719 from the West Coast. Norwegian is a budget airline and like budget airlines there will be extra charges for seat assignments, baggage, and meals.
“Rome has always been on the table,” Thomas Ramdahl, Norwegian’s Chief Commercial Officer, told Traveler. “It’s definitely one of the most important tourist destinations.”
According to Ramdahl there is a lot happening in the future. It will launch 25 new routes out of the U.S. in 2017. This will give Norwegian a total of 58 routes out of the U.S. 52 of these being transatlantic. Norwegian Air’s subsidiary NAI will offer flights in June and July to Edinburgh, Scotland; and Dublin, Cork, Belfast, and Shannon, from New York’s Stewart Airport; Hartford, Connecticut; and Providence.
If you are flying out of Chicago, Spirit is a budget option to the Oakland airport. TIP: Choose a non-stop flight on Spirit and pay for the first two row seats. They are business class size for a budget price.
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