In their relentless path to add more lines to a map, Norwegian Air Shuttle are opening up new routes between the Spain and the USA.
Norwegian Boeing 787 – Image, Norwegian Air Shuttle. Released under CC3.0.
The new Transatlantic operation will be starting in June 2017, will connect Barcelona to Los Angeles, Newark International, Oakland. Ft Lauderdale will join the network in August 2017
In addition to the services being spun up, some services will be strengthened over the summer period.
As usual there’ll be actually limited planes deployed as they stretch them to serve the routes.
Let’s look at them one-by one:
Barcelona – Los Angeles
DY7109 DEPART BCN 12:25 ARRIVE LAX 16:00 Mondays and Fridays DY7110 DEPART LAX 20:15 ARRIVE LAX 16:30+1 Mondays and Fridays Commences 5th June 2017 Wednesday service commences 23rd August 2017 Booked Equipment Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Barcelona – Newark
DY7196 DEPART BCN 16:30 ARRIVE 19:00 Tuesdays and Thursdays DY7197 DEPART EWR 23:00 ARRIVE 12:25+1 Tuesdays and Thursdays Commences 5th June 2017 Operates Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 21st August 2017. Booked Equipment Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Barcelona – Oakland
DY7075 DEPART BCN 12:25 ARRIVE OAK 15:45 Wednesdays DY7075 DEPART BCN 16:15 ARRIVE OAK 19:35 Saturdays DY7076 DEPART OAK 19:45 ARRIVE BCN 17:40+1 Wednesdays DY7076 DEPART OAK 21:35 ARRIVE BCN 17:40+1 Saturdays Commences 7th July Operates Wednesdays and Saturdays Only. Booked Equipment Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Barcelona – Ft Lauderdale
DY7049 DEPART BCN 15:50 – ARRIVE FLL 19:45 Tuesdays and Saturdays DY7050 DEPART FLL 21:45 – ARRIVE BCN 12:40+1 Tuesdays DY7050 DEPART FLL 23;45 – ARRIVE BCN 14:40+1 Saturdays Commences 22th August Operates Tuesdays and Saturdays only Booked Equipment Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Data: AirlineRoute, Announcement Norwegian
It’s a very interesting play by Norwegian. Currently there’s very little competition of flights to the USA – with only United and American Airlines operating routes to Newark and New York JFK.
Certainly, this is a warning shot across the bow to Iberia who have their main transatlantic hub in Madrid.
Like it did in London, Iberia is choosing a “secondary airport” to base its operation, working at a lower cost base.
Certainly, the Newark service could be the one to spook United – especially if it goes daily in the long run.
How Norwegian grows its long haul service out of Barcelona will be interesting to watch… as will be Iberia’s reaction.
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