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European low-cost carrier Norwegian is ending its service to Las Vegas as it focuses on more profitable markets in its network.
The Oslo-based airline will not resume its seasonal flight between Las Vegas (LAS) and London Gatwick (LGW). The flight, which was the carrier’s only route from Las Vegas, operated twice weekly on a Boeing 787 and ended in March, as previously scheduled.
Norwegian’s decision to drop the Las Vegas comes amid amid a number of other seasonal changes announced by the carrier Monday.
In addition, Norwegian will not resume its flights between Orlando (MCO) and Stockholm (ARN) this winter.
The suspensions are part of a larger effort by Norwegian to focus on “more profitable long-haul routes elsewhere within the network, which is aligned with the airline’s focus on return to profitability.”
For nonstops between Las Vegas and London, passengers still have other options. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic offer up to three combined flights a day between the Nevada city and both London Heathrow (LHR) and Gatwick, according to Diio by Cirium schedules.
However, travel between Orlando and Stockholm will become more challenging without Norwegian. It had been the only carrier offering nonstop flights between the two cities.
In addition to the suspensions, Norwegian is shifting 10 year-round routes to summer-only status. The following routes will now go on hiatus during Norwegian’s winter schedule:
- Boston (BOS) – Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
- Chicago O’Hare (ORD) – London Gatwick
- Denver (DEN) – London Gatwick
- Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – Copenhagen (CPH)
- Los Angeles (LAX) – Copenhagen
- Los Angeles – Oslo (OSL)
- Los Angeles – Rome Fiumicino (FCO)
- New York JFK – Copenhagen
- New York JFK – Stockholm
- Orlando – Oslo
The carrier will also move two routes to San Francisco (SFO) from nearby Oakland (OAK). Flights to Barcelona (BCN) will begin operating from San Francisco on Oct. 28, and service to Paris Charles de Gaulle on Oct. 30. Both routes operate twice weekly.
Norwegian shifted its flights between Oakland and London Gatwick to San Francisco in March, saying it expected the route would be more profitable from SFO.
The airline continues to serve Oakland on a seasonal basis from Copenhagen, Oslo and Rome Fiumicino.
Norwegian operates 787 aircraft on all of the impacted routes.
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