NEW YORK (OCTOBER 30, 2017) – Norwegian, which was named Airline of the Year 2017 by the Center for Aviation earlier this month, today launched new routes to the French Caribbean from Providence, Rhode Island and Fort Lauderdale, Florida and increased service on returning routes from New York City and Fort Lauderdale.
On October 30, Norwegian launched both a twice-weekly service from T.F. Green Airport and a thrice-weekly service from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Fort de France, Martinique. On November 2, Norwegian will also launch a twice-weekly operation from Providence to Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe.
The airline is also increasing its service to the French Caribbean. From New York City, there will now be six weekly flights to Guadeloupe and four weekly flights to Martinique. From Fort Lauderdale, Norwegian is increasing its Guadeloupe service to three weekly flights.
“We are very pleased to resume our winter seasonal service from the United States to the French Caribbean, and also introduce service from Providence to both Guadeloupe and Martinique. Since we first announced our service to these then hidden gems in the Caribbean two years ago, we’ve seen both islands soar and appear on numerous ‘Must Visit’ lists,” said Thomas Ramdahl, Norwegian’s Chief Commercial Officer.
Both Guadeloupe and Martinique were unaffected by recent hurricanes and operate at normal capacity, with all hotels and resorts open for business.
Fares as low as $59 one-way to both Guadeloupe and Martinique are currently available for sale at Norwegian.com/us. The website’s low fare calendar also displays the lowest available fares to all of Norwegian’s destinations.
“We are delighted with the opportunity to share our warm Martinican welcome with all visitors from the state of Rhode Island and beyond. This new service is a launch that we cherish and this new route from the Northeast U.S. to the Island of Flowers is making Martinique more accessible and affordable than ever. With a total of nine nonstop flights per week to Martinique from the U.S by Norwegian, this hidden gem in the Caribbean offers a superb experience to its guests: breathtaking natural wonders, pristine beaches, exquisite French and Creole cuisine paired with the best rums in the world, a rich culture that kept its authenticity and most importantly the warmth of its people.” said Karine Mousseau, Martinique Tourism Commissioner.
"We are excited that Norwegian not only returns for a third season with flights from the U.S. to Guadeloupe, but has increased frequency from both New York City and Fort Lauderdale, providing even more affordable options to get to Guadeloupe. On top of that, we are looking forward to welcoming travelers from Providence and its surrounding region with the new nonstop route. A great winter season awaits as we are fully open for business, and we are thrilled to welcome even more American travelers to our French Caribbean archipelago," said Sandra Venite, US Director of Guadeloupe Islands Tourism.
As of this week, Norwegian operates eight routes out of Providence, making the airline one of two carriers with the most routes from T.F. Green Airport. The airline opened its fourth U.S. crew base in Providence this summer to support its new service to Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Norway.
"These new routes are a wonderful opportunity to discover the rich history and culture of the French Caribbean. From T.F. Green Airport, Norwegian now offers Rhode Islanders and Bostonians the cheapest nonstop fares to both Europe and the French Caribbean, destinations for all seasons and all interests, said Iftikhar Ahmad, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation.
Norwegian now offers 58 transatlantic routes from 15 U.S. airports to Denmark, France, Ireland, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, as well six routes to the French Caribbean, totaling 64 routes out of the United States. Upcoming launches from the U.S. include: New York/Newark to Rome (November 9); Los Angeles to Rome (November 11); Oakland/San Francisco to Rome (February 6, 2018); New York/Newark to Paris (February 28); Chicago to London (March 25); Austin to London (Mach 27); Denver to Paris (April 9); Oakland/San Francisco to Paris (April 10), and Boston to Paris (May 2).
Anders Lindström, firstname.lastname@example.org, 954 648 2989
Norwegian is the world’s sixth largest low-cost airline and carried 30 million passengers in 2016. The airline operates 450 routes to 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean and the U.S. Norwegian has a fleet of 120 aircraft, with an average age of 3.6 years, making it one of the world’s youngest fleets. Norwegian was named the Most Fuel-Efficient Airline on Transatlantic Routes by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). Norwegian was named the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards in 2015 and 2016, and for the fourth consecutive year, named Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline. Norwegian employs 6,000 people. The airline offers 40 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London, Paris, Scandinavia and the Caribbean. Follow @Fly_Norwegian on Twitter, join the discussion on Facebook and keep up with our adventures on Instagram. For more information on Norwegian and its network, visit norwegian.com.