PHOTO: A Norwegian Air Boeing 737-8JP. (photo via Flickr/Andrew Thomas)
Traveling to Norway is even easier with more connections from the East Coast announced by popular low-cost carrier Norwegian Air.
The airline will begin direct, nonstop service from New York’s Stewart International Airport and T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island to Bergen Airport Flesland in July.
“We are pleased to launch these two new routes from New York and Rhode Island to Bergen so that thousands of Americans and Norwegians can fly cheaply and comfortably between the east coast of the United States and the west coast of Norway,” said Thomas Ramdahl, chief commercial officer at Norwegian. “Travelers can opt for short weekend jaunts or longer stays giving an economic boost to the economies on both sides of the Atlantic. These new routes would not have been possible without the strong support from Stewart International Airport, T.F. Green Airport and the local authorities in New York and Rhode Island.”
The new routes will be operated seasonally, in the summertime, beginning on July 1. Rhode Island flights will fly twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and New York flights will begin twice weekly service on July 2, flying to Bergen on Sundays and Thursdays.
One-way flights are now available for $89.
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“We welcome these new routes to Bergen Flesland and are proud to be the first airport in Scandinavia with air services operated by the Boeing 737 MAX. Norwegian's new connections make traveling easier also for Americans. For many tourists, Bergen is the first introduction to Norway and a gateway to the iconic fjords. We are now building a new air terminal that will be ready in mid-August,” said Aslak Sverdrup, airport director at Bergen Airport Flesland.
Norwegian will fly Boeing 737 MAX planes, which have lower emissions and make trans-Atlantic flights less expensive, according to Norwegian Air.