Norwegian Adds More Service To Los Angeles & New York

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Norwegian is the low-cost airline that won’t stop growing (mostly) and the airline has recently announced that it plans to add yet more service between Europe and the US. No new destinations are being announced but two of the airlines existing routes are to see extra services added in 2018.

Rome – Los Angeles

a large sign on a hill

I don’t really associate Rome with being a major player in Norwegian’s plans (at least not like Dublin, Gatwick or Paris) but it’s from Rome that Norwegian will be offering more service to LA in summer 2018.

From 16 June 2018 Norwegian will be adding an extra weekly flight between Rome and Los Angeles taking the weekly number of flights up to 4. This is what the schedule is expected to look like:

DY7113 FCO 05:55 – 09:45 LAX (Mon)
DY7113 FCO 17:00 – 20:50 LAX (Wed)
DY7113 FCO 10:55 – 14:45 LAX (Fri)
DY7747 FCO 14:00 – 17:50 LAX (Sun) ** New Service**

DY7114 LAX 11:45 – 08:35+1 day FCO (Mon)
DY7114 LAX 22:50 – 19:40+1 day FCO (Wed)
DY7114 LAX 16:45 – 13:35+1 day FCO (Fri)
DY7746 LAX 14:45 – 11:35+1 day FCO (Sat) ** New Service**

It should be noted that this increase in service only appears to be for the summer season so expect frequencies to reduce come late October.

The existing flights are all served by the airlines 787-8 Dreamliners but the new Sun/Sat services will be operated by the larger 787-9 aircraft.

Norwegian 787-9 DreamlinerNorwegian 787-9 Dreamliner

Importantly, and if the currently published seat maps are to be believed, the 787-9 scheduled to operate the extra flights to/from LA will not be one with the high-density Premium Cabin seating.

The newer Norwegian 787-9 aircraft offer 56 premium seats compared to the 35 premium seats in the slightly older aircraft and, in order to incorporate those extra seats, the airline has reduced the seat pitch  in the frontmost cabin from 46″ to 43″.

That’s not a drastic change (and the newer aircraft still offer considerably more leg room up front than you’ll find in Economy Class a few rows behind) but I never like to see leg room shrinking even if it is in the name of adding more premium seating.

[HT: Airline Route for the schedule]

Dublin – New York

a group of people walking in a shopping mall

Norwegian has announced that it will double the number of flights it offers between Dublin and Stewart Airport in New York state.

Considering the airline already offers a daily service on this route this is a serious increase in capacity that we will be seeing and Norwegian is framing this increase as  part of its plans to allow for “day trips” to New York state.

From 26 April 2018 this is what the route schedule will look like:

D81842 DUB 08:10 – 10:30 SWF (Mon) ** New Service**
D81763 DUB 14:30 – 16:50 SWF (Wed)

D81843 SWF 12:25 – 23:45 DUB (Fri) ** New Service**
D81762 SWF 21:00 – 08:20+1 day DUB (Sun)

Apparently the plan is to allow passengers to arrive into New York state in the morning before they shop at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in New York State and then depart for Dublin at 8:30pm the same evening.


I’m not convinced that the savings at the mall will warrant the cost of a day trip across the Atlantic….but the extra frequencies may be of use to those looking for a cheaper way of getting to New York City.

a map of a road

Stewart airport is approximately 90 minutes by car from the center of Manhattan (I’ve taken longer to get into town from JFK) and there’s a bus service to Penn station which takes approximately the same length of time too so, if the flight savings are big enough, this could be a good way of visiting NYC on the cheap.


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