Norwegian Air is adding three more nonstop routes from the United States to Europe next summer, entailing flights from Chicago to both Paris and Rome, and from Denver to Rome. All three routes will be summer seasonal.
“The U.S. is now our largest and most important source market, and we will continue to invest in expanding our network to offer more nonstop service to highly sought-after European destinations,” said Matthew Wood, SVP commercial at Norwegian. “Rome and Paris are great additions to our growing presence in Chicago and Denver, and we look forward to welcoming new and existing travelers on board next summer.”
In Chicago, Norwegian will double its presence to four nonstop routes: Barcelona, London, Paris, and Rome. The new Paris service will launch May 1, 2020, and operate through October 24, while the Rome service will launch June 2, 2020, and operate through October 19. During peak summer, the new Paris route will operate five times a week, while the service to Rome will operate four times a week. Similarly, both Paris and London service will operate four times a week. Fares start as low as $209.90 in economy, one-way, including taxes, to Rome, and $219.90 to Paris, and as low as $629.90 in premium class, one-way, inclusive of taxes to Paris, and $779.90 to Rome. The Chicago to London route launched in March 2018, followed by Barcelona service earlier this year.
In Denver, Rome will be the third nonstop Norwegian route following London launched in September 2017, and Paris service launched in April 2018. This will be the first-ever and only nonstop service from Denver International Airport to Italy. The new Rome route will launch on March 31, 2020, and operate to October 23, with three weekly flights during peak summer, late April through early October. Fares start at $249.90 in economy, one-way, including taxes, and as low as $999.90 in premium class, one-way, inclusive of taxes.
“These new flights mean new jobs and greater economic opportunities for Denver residents. This nonstop connection to Italy further solidifies Denver’s strong position in the global economy as both a business and tourism hub. Lonely Planet just named Denver as one of their top 10 places to visit in 2020,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, in a statement.
All three new routes will be operated by the 787-9 Dreamliner with 35 seats in premium and 309 in economy. All economy seats have personal in-flight entertainment on demand, USB charging ports, and a power adapter. Norwegian is also the only airline to offer free WiFi on transatlantic routes, which is currently being rolled out and also provided gate-to-gate.