Norwegian announces first Italian long-haul base

On the last day of May, Norwegian announced that they will be opening their first long-haul base in Italy. The aircraft will now fly to three destinations in the US from Rome-Fiumicino airport outside of the Italian capital.

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Rome will be long-haul base number 7, after Paris, London, Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen, with Barcelona launching in just a few weeks. The airline will now be launching at least 25 new routes from the US to European destinations.

Thomas Ramdahl, Norwegian’s Chief Commercial Officer said:“Rome is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, and a favourite among Americans, so it was an obvious choice for us as we continue to expand our transatlantic presence. Soon Norwegian will offer more transatlantic routes than any other airline in the world. More transatlantic routes mean we will create more US and European jobs and offer travellers even more affordable fares.” 

The airline will start flying from Rome to three destinations, Newark, Los Angeles and Oakland. Newark will be the first route to be inaugurated, and will operate 4 times a week before increasing to 6 in February. Los Angeles will launch 2 days later than Newark and will fly 2 weekly before increasing to 3. Oakland will be introduced to the base with a two weekly frequency in February.

Attached below are the current schedules from airlineroute:

Rome – Los Angeles eff 11NOV17 2 weekly
DY7113 FCO1510 – 1910LAX 788 26
DY7114 LAX1830 – 1520+1FCO 788 6
DY7114 LAX2115 – 1805+1FCO 788 2

From 07FEB18, the airline will increase service to 3 weekly, with schedule variation:
DY7113 FCO0755 – 1155LAX 788 1
DY7113 FCO1510 – 1910LAX 788 6
DY7113 FCO1700 – 2100LAX 788 3

DY7114 LAX1355 – 1045+1FCO 788 1
DY7114 LAX1830 – 1520+1FCO 788 6
DY7114 LAX2300 – 1950+1FCO 788 3

Rome – Newark eff 09NOV17 4 weekly (Day x236), increasing to 6 weekly from 05FEB18
DY7023 FCO1725 – 2100EWR 788 x6
DY7024 EWR2300 – 1305+1FCO 788 x6

Rome – Oakland eff 06FEB18 2 weekly
DY7077 FCO1055 – 1430OAK 788 5
DY7077 FCO1245 – 1620OAK 788 2

DY7078 OAK1630 – 1310+1FCO 788 5
DY7078 OAK1820 – 1500+1FCO 788 2

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