Norwegian Air is the only airline that will connect Madrid with California every week, all year round.
The other two direct routes to the United States – New York JFK and Miami/Fort Lauderdale – will begin on Tuesday, July 17th and Wednesday, October 31st respectively.
Norwegian Air will offer a total of 291,000 seats in its first full year of operations between Madrid and the United States.
Norwegian Air, which has received the Skytrax award for the ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline’ for the third year in a row, begins its transatlantic flights from Madrid this month with its first inaugural flight to Los Angeles.
The first flight departed with all 344 seats sold (35 in Premium class and another 309 in Economy) on board a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which honours the Irish author Jonathan Swift who wrote ‘Gulliver’s Travels’.
Norwegian Air will be the only airline to connect Madrid with California every week of the year, both in summer and winter.
Norwegian Air will operate three long-haul routes from Madrid: apart from the route to Los Angeles that started today, it will fly to New York JFK (flights will begin on Tuesday, July 17th) and Miami/Fort Lauderdale (starting October 31st). The company will offer 291,000 seats on the flights between Madrid and the US during the first full year of long-haul operations in Barajas Airport.
Seven long-distance routes in Spain
Norwegian Air operates 4 other transatlantic routes from Barcelona Airport: the same three it’s offering from Madrid, plus San Francisco/Oakland. The first flights began on June 5th, 2017, and since then Norwegian Air has carried 348,000 passengers between Barcelona and the United States.
In total, Norwegian Air offers 63 long-distance routes between Europe and the United States.