Norwegian to fly from Boston, Baltimore/Washington and New York to Guadeloupe and Martinique this winter

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian.com) (Oslo) continues its expansion, this time from an un expected area for next winter.

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During the upcoming winter season Norwegian will fly from Boston, Baltimore/Washington and New York (JFK) to the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. Norwegian will offer 31 nonstop routes from the US.

Norwegian already offer nonstop flights from the Scandinavian capitals and London (Gatwick) to the Caribbean.

Norwegian will operate its Boeing 737-800 aircraft on the routes. According to the airline, “Norwegian thereby becomes the only airline that offers free WiFi between the US and the Caribbean”.

According to the airline; “Norwegian pilots and cabin staff in Europe will now have the opportunity to work on the company’s temporary bases in Guadeloupe and Martinique in the winter months. Recruitment of pilots and cabin crew to bases in the Caribbean begin immediately. Captains, first officers and cabin crew from Norwegian’s European operations (the Nordic countries, the UK and Spain) with the ability to break abroad for four months are encouraged to apply.”

Norwegian’s new routes between the US and the Caribbean starts in early December, with three flights a week from New York (JFK) to both Guadeloupe Pointe-a-Pitre Airport (PTP) and Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport (FDF).

Norwegian will fly twice a week from both the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to Guadeloupe and Martinique.

Martinique and Guadeloupe are both part of France. Both islands are French territory and therefore is considered part of the EU.

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8JP LN-DYF (msn 39004) of Norwegian arrives on the island of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands.

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2 thoughts on “Norwegian to fly from Boston, Baltimore/Washington and New York to Guadeloupe and Martinique this winter

  1. jonchamps

    You have to admire Norwegian for thinking outside of the box. I can’t imagine how the U.S. players will just sit there and not whine incessantly over how unfair it all is. A good way to soak up some of that winter overcapacity in Europe too. While it is a smart headline grabbing move, the airlines finances are still well below stable and far from turning a profit. Let’s hope this not just a distraction from unresolved deeper problems and a drain on limited funds, creating greater costs and lower RASK.

    1. Bruce Drum Post author

      I agree. I thought it was an ingenious way to use their excess winter aircraft capacity and also send a message. Whether it can be profitable from two small “European” Caribbean islands is questionable.

      All the best.

      Bruce

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