Norwegian flies with 787 Dreamliner to Florida
Norwegian Air Shuttle, the low-cost airline in Norway and the second largest in Scandinavia, has launched 3 long-haul routes departing from Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm towards Florida, this being the second transatlantic destination after New York.
Starting with 29 November 2013, Norwegian flies Boeing 787 Dreamliner on route Copenhagen - Florida. There are two weekly flights, on Mondays and Fridays, departing from the capital of Denmark at 15: 15 and landing at Fort Lauderdale, Florida at 20: 00. The return is scheduled to take off at 21: 30 and arrive in Copenhagen the next day at 12: 45. The average flight duration is 10 hours.
Norwegian also offers two weekly flights between Oslo and Florida, departing from Norway on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 15: 40. The average flight duration is 9 hours and 40 minutes.
Flights on the route Stockholm - Florida were inaugurated on 1 December. The route is operated by two weekly flights, on Thursdays and Sundays, departing from Sweden at 15: 00 and landing at Fort Lauderdale at 20: 00. The return flight is scheduled for 21: 30 and lands on Arlanda the next day at 15: 00. The average flight duration is 10 hours and 10 minutes.
Norwegian has no competition on these routes. So far, despite high demand, Fort Lauderdale has not received direct flights from Scandinavia. In 2012, more than 240 passengers from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland were flown to Florida. They spent about $ 000 million. From June 140, Norwegian will also inaugurate the route London (Gatwick) - Florida, also without competition.
Last week, the third Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrived in the Norwegian fleet. The low-cost carrier still has to receive 5 787 aircraft (rented), four in 2014 and one in 2015. Norwegian hopes to transport more passengers with 1.3 to 2015. In 2012 it reported that it carried 17.7 millions of passengers.