Low-Cost Airline Launches New York to Athens Nonstop Route

Norwegian Airlines inaugurated its first-ever route to Athens, Greece from the U.S.

The new summer seasonal, nonstop service from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Athens International Airport opens on July 2, 2019 and ends on October 26, 2019, operating four times a week.

Fares start as low as $219.90 in Economy and $669.90 in Premium, one-way, taxes included.

Norwegian was recognized as World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline.

“Since the announcement of this new route earlier this year, the response from consumers has been tremendous, both from American travelers and the Greek community in the greater New York City area,” said Matthew Wood, Senior Vice President of Commercial Long Haul and New Markets at Norwegian.

“This new route is a response to our call for enhancing air connectivity between Greece and the United States and we thank Norwegian for answering the demand. We welcome Norwegian to Greece and expect this nonstop route to contribute in the growing numbers of tourists to our country,” said Elena Kountoura, former Greek Minister of Tourism, according to a press release by Norwegian.

Earlier this year, Norwegian became the leading and largest foreign airline to serve the New York City region, according to data from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; the airline has twice been ranked most fuel-efficient airline by the International Council on Clean Transportation.

Source: AMNA