Travel to the US might be feeling a “Trump slump” but fast-growing Norwegian Air Shuttle who has become a major transatlantic player in recent years. Today the airline announced many new routes and also loaded additional flights from Fort Lauderdale and Orlando to London this winter.
Norwegian will now serve London-Gatwick 4 times a week from Fort Lauderdale and twice a week from Orlando. On the Fort Lauderdale route, Norwegian competes with British Airways and on the Orlando route they compete with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic.
The airlines also announced new service between Fort Lauderdale and Martinique which will run only during the winter and commence October 30. The flight will compliment the airline’s existing winter-only service from Fort Lauderdale to Guadeloupe. These flights are possible to overseas French territories via the US-EU Open Skies Agreement. It is possible that Brexit will impact the flights from the US to UK though Norwegian has formed a UK-based subsidiary which could handle the flying once the UK is no longer an EU member.
Per Norwegian’s media office these are the upcoming new nonstop flights from the US – Orlando to Paris and Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona were announced months ago (Florida routes bolded):
Upcoming launches from the U.S. include: Los Angeles to Barcelona (June 5); New York/Newark to Barcelona (June 6); Oakland/San Francisco to Barcelona (June 7); Newburgh/Stewart to Edinburgh (June 15); Providence to Edinburgh (June 15), Hartford to Edinburgh (June 17); Newburgh/Stewart to Belfast (July 1); Newburgh/Stewart to Dublin (July 1); Providence to Belfast (July 1); Providence to Bergen (July 1); Newburgh/Stewart to Bergen (July 2); Newburgh/Stewart to Shannon (July 2); Providence to Dublin (July 2); Providence to Cork (July 3); Providence to Shannon (July 3); Orlando to Paris (July 31); Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona (August 22); Denver to London (September 16); Seattle to London (September 17); Providence to Guadeloupe (October 29); Providence to Martinique (October 30); Fort Lauderdale to Martinique (October 30); New York/Newark to Rome (November 9); Los Angeles to Rome (November 11); and Oakland/San Francisco to Rome (February 6, 2018).