Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA hopes to sell one-way tickets U.S. to Europe for $69 as early as 2017, Chief Executive Officer Bjørn Kjos said in an interview. This will be possible by flying from U.S. airports that have low fees.
Europe’s third-largest budget airline is considering flights to Edinburgh and Bergen,Norway from U.S. airports that have little to no international service today, such as New York’s Westchester County Airport and Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport, just north of Hartford, Kjos said.
Average round-trips could cost $300, about $200 lower than similar flights made by the airline at the moment. The potential plans are part of Norwegian’s broader move to cut prices and take share from traditional flag carriers that dominate trans-Atlantic flying, Reuters reports.
Norwegian is not the only airline to market cheap fares across the Atlantic. Iceland’s Wow Air recently offered one-way fares between Boston and Paris for $99 and they looking into a Long Island airport for possible Iceland flights. Lufthansa’s low-cost subsidiary Eurowings is also starting cheap long-haul flights.