European low-cost big Norwegian Air is not going to return to the Caribbean as soon as its present seasonal service involves an finish this spring.
Whereas Norwegian is maybe greatest identified to People for providing dozens of trans-Atlantic routes to Europe, the provider additionally flies a number of routes from the USA and Canada to the French Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe.
That service operates throughout Norwegian’s winter schedule, however the provider mentioned they’re being discontinued as a part of cost-cutting effort. The airline has moved to trim bills and gradual expanses after hitting a financial rough patch.
“We’re unhappy to see the tip of our French Caribbean operations, which we launched again in 2015,” Norwegian spokesman Anders Lindström mentioned in a press release to USA TODAY’s Today in the Sky blog.
He added: “Whereas our routes to Guadeloupe and Martinique have carried out pretty nicely, with cost-cutting measures as a precedence and plane utilization in focus, it’s not financially sustainable as a European airline to every winter season transfer operations – plane, pilots and cabin crew – from Europe to those islands.”
The provider’s present schedule to the islands will finish as deliberate on March 31, however is not going to return.
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Norwegian at present flies to each Martinique and Guadeloupe from two U.S. cities (New York JFK and Fort Lauderdale, Florida) and from one in Canada (Montreal).
“Each Guadeloupe and Martinique are hidden gems within the Caribbean and nice vacationer locations,” Lindström mentioned. “We actually hope a US-based provider will have the ability to step in and fill the hole as we have now considerably elevated the notice of those two fantastic islands.”
Moreover, Norwegian additionally affords nonstop routes from the 2 French Caribbean islands to Cayenne within the South American territory of French Guiana. Norwegian’s service to that territory additionally will finish.
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