Norwegian airline to add Barcelona-Chicago route in June
Low-cost, long-distance carrier will also raise number of weekly flights to New York and Los Angeles
Norwegian airlines will begin flights between Barcelona and Chicago from June 7, according to the low-cost carrier on Friday.
The company's new intercontinental route will be added to those it already runs from Barcelona's El Prat airport to New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami.
The Chicago route will operate four days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) between June 7 and October 26, for a price of 169.9 euros.
"Norwegian is completely committed to Barcelona and is responding to the growing demand of passengers for new destinations from El Prat," said the firm's vice president, Matthew Wood.
Extra weekly flights to US
The airline also announced it will increase the number of flights on the Barcelona-New York route, which will go from six a week to once a day.
Norwegian will also raise the number of flights on its Barcelona-Los Angeles route, from five flights a week to six, operating every day except for Thursday.
In order to carry out the extra flights, from June Norwegian plans to base a fourth plane for long distance flights at Barcelona airport, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
The airline employs 875 people in Barcelona, and 2,400 in Spain as a whole. Since beginning to run long distance flights from the Catalan capital in June 2017, Norwegian has taken over 590,000 passengers to and from the United States.