Norwegian Air, a low-cost carrier has removed hundreds of winter long-haul flights from its 2019/2020 schedule. The airlines have been famous for their low-cost transatlantic flights. Travellers looking for cheap flights across the Atlantic might be inconvenienced after Norwegian air’s decision to cut some of its routes.
A total of ten routes will be axed for the 2019/2020 winter schedule. However, some may return next year. Two routes have been discontinued indefinitely. These include Las Vegas to London and Orlando to Stockholm, reports Lonely Planet.
What impact will the cancelled flights have?
The worst affected cities are Los Angeles (LAX) and New York (JFK). They will lose three and two of its European winter routes respectively. Norwegian Air will be reducing its transatlantic output to 113 weekly flights from 150 weekly last year. The airline has decided to make this move because it has switched its main focus to profitability instead of growth.
For the 2019/2020 winter season the scheduled routes are:
- Boston – Paris
- Chicago – London
- Denver – London
- Fort Lauderdale – Copenhagen
- Los Angeles (LA) – Copenhagen
- LA – Oslo
- LA – Rome
- New York JFK – Copenhagen
- New York JFK – Stockholm
- Orlando – Oslo
“After a thorough review of our long-haul network and given that some U.S. markets are highly seasonal, it is a natural step to focus our operations this winter on counter-seasonal routes that are more profitable, such as Asia, and also looking into growing our South America network,” said Matthew Robert Wood, senior vice president Commercial Long-Haul and New Markets, Norwegian.
Norwegian Air has also made other changes to their flight routes
The airline also plans to move two existing routes from Oakland to San Francisco with nonstop services to Barcelona (El Prat) and Paris (Charles de Gaulle) starting at the end of October. Recently, Norwegian Air launched new nonstop service between New York (JFK) and Athens, Chicago and Barcelona; from Boston to both Madrid and Rome; to London from both Miami and San Francisco; as well as from Hamilton, Canada, to Dublin.