Norwegian Air adding flights between Fort Lauderdale and Paris

Norwegian Air adding flights between Fort Lauderdale and Paris

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New nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and Paris is scheduled for takeoff Aug. 4, courtesy of Scandinavian low cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle. market.

“Paris is one the most visited cities in the world, attracting both business and leisure travelers alike all year round, said Norwegian’s CEO and founder Bj Kjos. and Europe,

The new flight to Paris’ Charles De Gaulle Airport will operate weekly on Thursdays from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport on Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

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Paris will bring Norwegian’s international destinations from Fort Lauderdale to five, joining London; Oslo, Norway; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Stockholm.

“We love Fort Lauderdale, Kjos said in a phone interview Thursday. “It’s a good area to be in,

Norwegian’s flights between Fort Lauderdale and Scandinavia have done well since launching in late 2013, he said. “We fill up the airplanes; that’s for sure,

The carrier added London’s Gatwick Airport to its adidas boots Fort Lauderdale route map in July 2014.

Since beginning service from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood, Norwegian has carried more than 330,000 passengers to and from the airport, according to records from Broward County Aviation Department, the airport’s operator.

“We’re very excited to see Norwegian is again going to expand service at the airport, said Kent George, the county’s director of aviation. “Paris is one of those cities that we really wanted to have,

Norwegian’s flights typically have 90 percent or more of their seats filled, and its Scandinavia routes are mostly used by European leisure travelers. A higher percentage of South Florida residents can be found on its London flights, an airline spokesman said.

The carrier opened a crew base in Fort Lauderdale in March 2014, now employing about 150 people.

In 2014, 256,000 Scandinavians (including tourists from Finland and Iceland) visited Broward County, according to the latest data available from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Visitors Bureau. That year, Scandinavians spent $41.4 million on shopping, $46.7 million on rooms, $55 million on food and more than $60 million on entertainment, transportation and miscellaneous expenses, bureau records show.

Meanwhile, some 207,000 people visited from the United Kingdom, spending more than $165 boys soccer shoes million.

“Adding additional international service is like having a genie grant us a wish, said Nicki E. Grossman, the tourism bureau’s president and CEO. “[This] service to boys soccer shoes Paris throws open a European door to thousands of new visitors,

Kjos said he doesn’t expect demand to be hindered by the terrorist attacks that occurred in Paris last November.

Demand for Norwegian’s flights between Scandinavia and Paris’ Orly International Airport slowed immediately after the attacks, but bookings returned to normal within a few days, he said. gateways start at $175 one way, including taxes, for boys soccer shoes off peak travel dates. In August airfares from Fort Lauderdale start at $418.30 one way boys soccer shoes.