NEW YORK, July 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Norwegian, the World's Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline for the third consecutive year and Europe's Best Low-Cost Airline for the fifth consecutive year, today announced it will commence service from Denver to Paris. Flights between Denver International Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport begin April 9, 2018, and will operate twice-weekly, year round on Mondays and Fridays.
"It's an exciting day for Colorado travelers who, for too long, have faced high fares and limited choices. This new route is a win for all of our customers," said Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian. "Paris is a very attractive destination, for both leisure and business travelers alike. The response we have seen from the U.S. market for more affordable accessibility to European cities reflects the demand on both sides of the Atlantic. We are excited to continue our relationship with Denver International Airport, and be the leading airline in offering customers more direct flights and affordable long-haul travel."
"Paris is a global center of commerce and culture, and we couldn't be more excited that Norwegian will be offering nonstop flights from Denver beginning next spring," said Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. "This addition to DEN's growing air service network further elevates Denver's position as a global city."
"Securing nonstop flights to Paris has been very high on our priority list since I took over as CEO nearly a decade ago and this is a game changer for Denver," said DEN CEO Kim Day. "We expect that this new flight will significantly stimulate the already strong demand for travel between Denver and Paris, with the hope of increased frequencies in the future."
"Our European customers have also asked for more ways to access to the Rocky Mountain West, and we are thrilled to make Denver more accessible than ever. Colorado is an attractive destination for Parisian travelers, especially in the winter and summer months. We are pleased to now offer easy access to the Mile High City, and of course, a gateway to the West," said Ramdahl.
Launch fares in Economy to Paris from Denver start as low as $229 one-way, including taxes. The lowest fares in Norwegian's Premium Cabin to Paris from Denver start at $815 one-way including taxes. Premium service includes a dedicated check-in counter, additional luggage allowance, fast track security, lounge access, priority boarding, sleeper seats, and meals and drinks. All passengers have access to a state-of-the-art personal touch-screen entertainment system, which also houses an interactive snack bar.
Earlier this year, Norwegian also announced service between Denver and London Gatwick, which begins September 16, 2017, with twice-weekly flights on Tuesdays and Saturdays during the summer season. Service from the United States to Paris launched July 2016, with the addition of flights from Boston and Oakland to Paris announced earlier this month. Today, Norwegian offers seven routes from the U.S. to the French capital and more nonstop European destinations from the U.S. than any other European airline. Overall, Norwegian offers 58 transatlantic routes from 15 U.S. airports to Denmark, France, Ireland, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom and six routes to the French Caribbean.
Flights between Denver and Paris will be operated on Norwegian's Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. All fares are now available for sale on Norwegian's website. Additionally, the website's low fare calendar displays the lowest available fares to all of Norwegian's destinations.
Upcoming launches from the U.S. include: 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); and Los Angeles to Rome (November 11). Launches in 2018 include: 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); Boston to Paris (March 2) and Oakland/San Francisco to Paris (April 10).
Passengers on all of Norwegian's routes are eligible to join Norwegian Reward, the airline's frequent flyer program and can earn CashPoints every time they fly, stay at a hotel or drive a rental car.
Norwegian is the world's sixth largest low-cost airline and carried 30 million passengers in 2016. The airline operates more than 500 routes to over 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean and the U.S. Norwegian has a fleet of more than 130 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, 2016 and 2017, and for the fifth consecutive year, named Europe's Best Low-Cost Airline. Norwegian employs 5,500 people. 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.
SOURCE Norwegian Air