Travel Today – Norwegian Celebrates New Nonstop Flights from Scandinavia to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Norwegian Air, the world’s best low-cost long-haul airline, today celebrated its new service from Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport to both Copenhagen, Denmark, and Stockholm, Sweden. The world’s fastest-growing airline now offers 25 nonstop routes to Europe (Copenhagen, London, Oslo and Stockholm) from the US, more than any other European airline.

“We are excited to continue to expand our presence in the U.S. with such a great destination as Las Vegas. Vegas is a dream destination for many of our European customers, and for Nevadans, Norwegian now offers an affordable, yet a highly comfortable and modern onboard experience, way to get to Scandinavia or almost anywhere in Europe, where we already fly to,” said Thomas Ramdahl, Norwegian’s Chief Commercial Officer.

“Norwegian Air is a perfect partner for Las Vegas, and everyone at McCarran International Airport is excited to celebrate its arrival from both Stockholm and Copenhagen,” said Clark County Director of Aviation Rosemary Vassiliadis. “These Scandinavian cities represent a new point on the map from which travelers can now fly nonstop to Las Vegas. With Norwegian’s extensive network, we’re also confident its service will appeal to low-fare-seeking travelers from other areas across Europe, providing even more opportunities for would-be Las Vegas visitors to come here quickly, easily and on a trendsetting Dreamliner aircraft.”

Norwegian has revolutionized the transatlantic low-cost long-haul market in the two years it has been operating flights to and from the U.S. Operating the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft with both Premium and Economy cabins, the airline currently has eight long-haul aircraft in service. Norwegian announced last month it will quadruple its long-haul fleet within the next five years as it ordered 19 787-9 Dreamliners. The airline has also won numerous accolades in the last few months for its customer service, including being named Europe’s best low-cost airline for the third consecutive year by the renowned SkyTrax, and Europe’s leading low-cost airline by the World Travel Awards.

“We are thrilled that this new partnership with Norwegian Air will connect Las Vegas directly to Sweden and Denmark for the first time, an area where we have seen a steady increase in visitation” said Rossi Ralenkotter, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor’s Authority. “With these new flights to Las Vegas, we are anticipating more than $28 million in annual economic impact and direct visitor spend. The new accessibility will introduce Las Vegas to millions of potential new visitors and help us achieve our goal of 30 percent international visitation over the next decade.”


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