It’s been a long time since I’ve seen fares this low from New York to Scandinavia!
$145 nonstop JFK-OSL, including taxes and fees!
To be fair, a round trip ticket is $467.30 — still a terrific bargain, especially since it includes fuel surcharges.
This week’s Bloomberg Business Week featured an interview with Norwegian Airlines CEO Bjørn Kjos, about the airline’s bid to launch low cost service to Europe.
Norwegian Airlines placed orders last year for an astounding 222 787 Dreamliners and Airbus A350s!
Will it work? Previous low-cost, low-fare ventures have consistently faltered because the cost of fuel for transoceanic flights is enormous. Kjos, an attorney and former fighter pilot for the Norwegian military, has heard the skepticism before. ‘They haven’t had the tools to do it,’ he says. ‘The Dreamliner is the first airplane that can do it.’
The Business Week article prompted me to take a look at upcoming fares.