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Cheap New York flights prompt Swedish frenzy

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 8 Nov 2012, 17:06

Published: 08 Nov 2012 17:06 GMT+01:00

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"Dear customer, due to extreme demand, we are closing our website for a short time in order to increase capacity and stability," the airline said in a statement on Thursday.

Norwegian announced earlier on Thursday that it was extending its budget service to longer haul destinations.

New York City has been launched as the first destination, with flights commencing from Stockholm's Arlanda in May 2013, followed by Bangkok in June.

Tickets to JFK airport in New York could be had for a paltry 1,199 kronor, with the return journey costing 964 kronor, including taxes and fuel surcharges.

"Today's launch is a major and important milestone in Norwegian's history," the company's CEO Bjørn Kjos said in a statement on Thursday morning.

The company promises to adapt its no-frills service to offer customers "that little extra" to provide more comfort on the longer haul routes.

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Norwegian's website was back up and running by 4pm on Thursday afternoon, but at first glance there appeared only a handful of the cut-price tickets still available.

The routes will be plied by Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, the first of which will be delivered to the airline in April 2013.

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

18:02 November 8, 2012 by G Kin
OH. Didn't know swedes were that crazy about USA...
18:03 November 8, 2012 by 007
fantastic pricing. maybe the popularity of cheaper flight to the US will give other destinations to the eastern seaboard e.g. Washington DC, Boston, and even FL.
20:13 November 8, 2012 by procrustes
The problem with this airline is that you can get there, but you can't get back. Their schedules are impossibly quirky. I love their fares, I love their service, but I've given up on them because of absurd return schedules.
10:14 November 9, 2012 by EP
@G Kin

They're not crazy about the US at all ... typical hypocrisy on the part of the Swedes. When I pointed this out to one of my Swedish friends, who like thousands, have decided that all of a sudden going to NYC is trendy, he incredibly stated that in his opinion, NYC is not really the US ....
09:43 April 19, 2013 by james5
In USA many popular visiting places to enjoy holiday.In you search cheap flights to USA from London UK visit http://www.dearflight.co.uk/cheap-flights/usa.htm.I compare and get low cost airfare deals to USA as compare to other travel websites.
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