Norwegian ran over 1,200 flights in long-distance debut year at Barcelona

Low-cost airline transported 316,000 passengers in first year flying from Catalan capital to US destinations


A Norwegian plane, after arriving from the United States (by ACN)
A Norwegian plane, after arriving from the United States (by ACN) / ACN

ACN | Barcelona

June 5, 2018 11:36 AM

Low-cost airline Norwegian ran 1,211 flights and transported 316,000 passengers in its first year operating long-distance flights out of Barcelona Airport. On Tuesday it was exactly 12 months since the airline began long-distance operations at the airport, with direct flights to four US destinations: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami.

One third of the market

According to figures made public by the firm this week, in the first quarter of this year, Norwegian accounted for most of the traffic between Barcelona and the US, with 34.3% of the market. What’s more, on July 15, the company will begin long-distance flights from Madrid to Los Ángeles and New York, four and three times a week, respectively.

The airline’s plans for Barcelona include raising the number of places on its flights to the four US destinations by 38%, to 207,000. In all Norwegian has direct flights to 23 destinations from Barcelona, four to the US, two to the Canary Islands, four to Norway, two each to Sweden, Denmark, the UK, Germany, and one each to Finland, Iceland, Poland and Israel.