Air Travel: Big Week for Flights to Europe

Norwegian 787

It’s been a big week for flights to Europe, with new routes opening up to Spain, France and more. 

This week Iberia announced plans to launch direct flights from Washington, DC, to Madrid, starting May 1, 2020. The route will operate up to five times per week on Airbus A330-300s with 29 seats in Business Class, 21 in Premium Economy and 242 in Economy.

Low-cost transatlantic carrier Norwegian, meanwhile, announced plans to add three more nonstop routes this summer: Chicago to both Paris and Rome, as well as from Denver to Rome. All three routes will be summer seasonal. In Chicago, Norwegian will double its presence to four nonstop routes: Barcelona, London, Paris and Rome. In Denver, Rome will be the third nonstop Norwegian route following London, which launched in September 2017, and Paris, which launched in April 2018. The new flight will also be the first-ever and only nonstop service from Denver International Airport to Italy, the airline said.

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Finally, in aircraft news, this week Scandinavian Airlines announced that the first of three new A321LRs for its fleet will enter service on September 18, 2020, operating the year-round Boston - Copenhagen route. The new narrow-body aircraft is equipped with a service concept with three travel classes, similar to the rest of SAS’ long-haul fleet. It is also expected to reduce climate-impacting emissions by 15 to 18 percent as compared with previous generations of similar aircraft, the airline said. Bookings will open Wednesday, November 20, 2019. 

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