Norwegian will open its 15th European base at Rome Fiumicino Airport on March 27, 2016.
Norwegian’s first Italian base will create a total of 60 jobs for pilots and cabin crew.
“We are very pleased to open our first Italian base at Fiumicino since the airport plays an important and strategic role in our development plans. Rome is the premier gateway into Italy so not surprisingly, Fiumicino generates two thirds of our passenger volume in Italy. This is why, for the upcoming summer season we will put on sale almost 500,000 seats,” said Bjørn Kjos, Norwegian’s founder and CEO.
Norwegian will offer service from Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Oakland/San Francisco and Orlando via its four European gateways to Rome.
In total, Norwegian will offer seven direct routes from Rome to: Bergen, Norway; Copenhagen, Denmark; Gothenburg, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; London, United Kingdom; Oslo, Norway; and Stockholm, Sweden.
Norwegian is continuing its fleet renewal program in 2016, with the delivery of 21 brand new aircraft. A total of 17 brand new Boeing 737-800s and four 787-9 Dreamliners will be delivered in 2016.Norwegian will also take delivery of four Airbus A320 neos that will be leased out. In addition, seven older 737-800s will exit the fleet.