“New York-Bergen has been a long-awaited route and I’m very happy to announce that for the first time in decades, the U.S. and Bergen will get its first direct connection. Norwegian’s routes between Scandinavia and New York have been very well received, and I am looking forward to welcoming even more Americans on board our brand new Dreamliners on our non-stop service to Bergen,” said CEO Bjørn Kjos.
“As mayor of the beautiful city of Bergen, I am very happy about Norwegian’s new route between Bergen and New York. This service brings our continents closer and will benefit the local trade and industry as well as tourism. The U.S. is a big market for us and Norwegian impresses me with its willingness to take on new challenges,” said Mayor Trude Drevland of Bergen.
The Gateway to the Fjords of Norway
Bergen, Norway’s second biggest city, is surrounded by one of the world’s most spectacular tourist attractions – The Norwegian Fjords, which have now been included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The fjords in Norway have been voted the world’s most unspoiled tourist destination by National Geographic and Bergen is a great starting point if you wish to explore the fjords. Bergen is an international city packed with history and tradition, a big city with small-town charm and atmosphere. Read more about Bergen at visitbergen.com.
Bergen – New York once a week
Norwegian vil operate one weekly flight between New York (JFK) and Bergen (BGO). Departure from JKF is Fridays at 9.30 p.m. local time, arriving BGO at 10.35 a.m. the following day.
The first flight from JFK departs on May 9, 2014. The route will be in service until September 27.
The launch fare is $178 one way and tickets is already available for sale.