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Norwegian Launches Flights from Fort Lauderdale to the French Caribbean

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Norwegian will bring its popular French Caribbean flights to Fort Lauderdale later this year.

Starting December 17, flights will operate between South Florida and Guadeloupe twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Due to high demand, Norwegian will also add a fourth weekly service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Guadeloupe as of December 17.

The new route complements Norwegian’s successful French Caribbean service that launched last year with nonstop service from Baltimore/Washington DC, Boston, and New York to Guadeloupe and Martinique. The seasonal service will resume on November 10.

The addition service to Guadeloupe marks the airline’s sixth nonstop route from Fort Lauderdale, where Norwegian already operates flights to Copenhagen, London, Oslo and Stockholm and will launch direct service to Paris on August 4. Overall, it will be Norwegian’s 41st route from the U.S.

“We are very excited to add our seventh route from the United States to the French Caribbean, this time from Florida. Norwegian will now be able to offer Floridians a much more affordable and comfortable way to reach the French Caribbean, or if they wish to travel onwards to any of the nearby islands,” said Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer, Norwegian.

“We are thrilled about the increase of service from New York and the newnonstop flightsfrom Fort Lauderdale to Guadeloupe. An airline operating non-stop flights to Pointe-à-Pître from four different cities in the US is just unprecedented. The best kept secret of the Caribbean has been clearly revealed thanks to Norwegian and we are delighted that Americans are falling for our French Caribbean Flair,” said Sandra Venite, USA Director for the Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board.

Guadeloupe is an insular region of France located in the Leeward Islands, part of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. Administratively, it is an overseas region consisting of a single overseas department, and thereby is included in the United States-EU air transport agreement, which authorizes unlimited frequencies between any points in the EU and the U.S.

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