Norwegian Launches Nonstop Flight between OAK and Copenhagen
Airline’s Fourth Destination at OAK; Fifth to Barcelona Begins in June
Oakland, CA – (March 29, 2017): Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Norwegian announce another expansion from the increasingly popular San Francisco Bay Area airport to a new high-demand destination in Europe. Last evening, Norwegian launched its award-winning Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights from OAK to Copenhagen.
Joining existing service to Oslo and Stockholm, both of which began in May 2014, Copenhagen completes the "triple crown" of service to Scandinavian capitals, all three offered from the Bay Area exclusively at OAK. In May 2016, Norwegian also began flying exclusively from Oakland to London’s Gatwick Airport (LGA), and this June 6th, the airline will commence Northern California's first ever nonstop service to the Catalonian capital, Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona is one of the largest and most requested unserved destinations in Europe from the Bay Area.
Port of Oakland Aviation Director Bryant L. Francis stated, “The addition of Copenhagen to Norwegian’s Scandinavian service that currently includes Oslo and Stockholm, is a major accomplishment for development of Oakland International. These flights afford important access between the Bay Area and Scandinavia both for business and tourism. Now Oakland International is the one Bay Area airport with flights to all three. Adding, “What is unique about Norwegian is that they allow their customers to travel from OAK to one gateway and return from another and still take advantage of low fares without a “one-way penalty.” Continued U.S. expansion is key to Norwegian’s global strategy, and we’re excited to announce this new route out of Oakland International Airport.,” said Thomas Ramdahl, Norwegian’s Chief Commercial Officer. “We offer Bay Area residents more nonstop European destinations than any other airline, which means more affordable fares coupled with our award-winning onboard service.”
Norwegian’s new flights will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
ABOUT OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Oakland International is the fourth busiest airport in California and second busiest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Serving over 12 million travelers annually, OAK is the closest airport to the region’s top tourism and entertainment venues. It is also the closest airport for most local residents.
Oakland’s air service roster includes over 60 destinations scheduled on 14 different airline brands – eight of which operate with OAK as their sole gateway into the San Francisco Bay region.
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