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Norwegian Air Shuttle operated first long-haul service on 30-May-2013

31-May-2013 8:57 AM

Norwegian Air Shuttle operated (30-May-2013) its first long-haul service, Oslo Gardermoen-New York John F Kennedy service on 30-May-2013. Norwegian Air Shuttle CEO Bjørn Kjos said, "The launch of our intercontinental routes is an important milestone in Norwegian's history. Our goal is that even more passengers should afford to fly – also to other continents". The airline plans to increase frequency on Oslo-New York service from three to four in future, while from 29-Nov-2013 the airline will offer daily frequencies between Scandinavia and New York. Stockholm Arlanda-New York John F Kennedy service will launch on 31-May-2013 while Oslo Gardermoen-Bangkok Suvarnabhumi service will launch on 01-Jun-2013. The airline plans to operate its long-haul services using Boeing 787-8 aircraft which are to be delivered from late Jun-2013. Until then the airline's long-haul services will be operated using an A340-300 aircraft leased from HiFly. [more - original PR Norwegian] [more - original PR Norwegian - Oslo Airport] [more - original PR]