Norwegian launches new routes to Puerto Rico
"The response we've had on our intercontinental destinations has been overwhelming and it is obvious that affordable fares were scarce before Norwegian entered the market. This makes it even more enjoyable to add more destinations to our route map of more than 100 destinations.
"We are looking forward to welcoming new and returning customers on our new routes between London Gatwick and the Caribbean," said Norwegian's chief commercial officer Thomas Ramdahl, reports Caribbean Business.
Norwegian has a long-haul and a short-haul base for cabin crew and pilots at London Gatwick. The routes across the Atlantic will be operated by the Gatwick-based crew and Norwegian's US-based crew.
The introductory fare from London Gatwick to Puerto Rico is about $400 one way.
"Puerto Rico is more than ready to broaden its horizons in the European market and we are very excited to welcome Norwegian's new service to San Juan. Puerto Rico offers an outstanding variety of options making it an attractive a five-star Caribbean destination accessible to British and Scandinavian travelers.
"We are certain that Norwegian's five weekly flights will significantly boost and diversify the tourism industry in Puerto Rico. We look forward to a productive partnership with Norwegian,” stated Ingrid I. Rivera Rocafort, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Co.
Norwegian also launched direct flights between Scandinavia and Puerto Rico on Tuesday, as well as flights between St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Copenhagen. ■