Norwegian takes off with first intercontinental flight

“Inexpensive” Norwegian departs for New York’s JKF Airport

Norwegian’s very first long-haul flight took off from Oslo Airport Gardermoen on Thursday afternoon bound for New York’s JKF Airport, with the airline’s CEO emphasising the cheapness of the tickets.
Bjorn Kjos, Norwegian’s chief executive, marked the event with a ribbon cutting ceremony saying that “finally, after years of planning, we are able to welcome our first New York passengers on board.”
He added: “The market for intercontinental flights has long been characterised by artificially high fares and limited flexibility. The reception of our new long-haul routes shows that many want to fly inexpensively and comfortably to New York, Bangkok and Fort Lauderdale.”
Norwegian expects to take delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner in late June and enter long-haul service in August.
The first flight was marked with American food, cabin crew dressed in new “Moods of Norway” uniforms and contests for passengers at Oslo Airport. Kjos took the opportunity to announce that, from November 29, Norwegian would offer daily flights between New York and Scandinavia.
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[photo courtesy Norwegian]

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