Norwegian Air planning to offer $69 flights from US to Europe

Norwegian Air Planning To Offer $69 Flights From US To Europe
Norwegian Air Planning To Offer $69 Flights From US To Europe

Lower cost airfares to Europe may be available to U.S. travelers by 2017.

According to reports, the budget carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA is developing plans to offer one-way flights for as little as $69 by providing service through less expensive airports.

While the CEO admits that the average round trip fare from places like Westchester County Airport in New York state will likely be in the $300 range, it should still be significantly less than the cost of flying out of larger airports.

By offering direct flights into smaller areas, Norwegian is deliberately differentiating itself from competitors like Lufthansa which tends to connect flights through busy hubs.

The airline bills itself as Europe's third largest budget carrier and the first to provide non-stop routes connecting the US and Scandinavia.

Last year, Norwegian also began offering discounted one-way routes from London to three U.S. markets—Los Angeles, New York, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Fortune reports that in recent times low priced transatlantic fares have become more common. Last year, the cost of flights from Europe to the US dipped as low as $158.

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