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9/3/2013 - Non-Stoppable Service from Orlando to Oslo, Norway with Orlando’s Newest Arrival Norwegian Air

 

ORLANDO, FL. – The first scheduled B-787 Dreamliner service at Orlando International Airport (MCO) is planned by Norwegian Airlines in May of 2014. The new route between Oslo, Norway and Orlando is MCO’s first non-stop service to Scandinavia.

“Opening the doors of travel opportunity between Scandinavia and Central Florida also opens the doors of business opportunity between our two areas,” says Frank Kruppenbacher, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “It is estimated that this new service will have an economic impact of $36.7 million annually, which is good news for local jobs and our local economy.”

Besides Orlando, Norwegian also announced new service to Los Angeles and Oakland-San Francisco, which is attributed to the new long-haul B-787 Dreamliner’s coming into service.

“Announcements like this are possible thanks to a total team effort,” says Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “International service is a focus for Orlando International, which is why partnerships with Visit Orlando and Air Team Orlando are key to our success in securing service such as this to new and exciting global destinations.”

“This is another great win for Air Team Orlando, providing European travelers with another quality option to visit our community,” said George Aguel, president & CEO of Visit Orlando. “In the five years since we launched Air Team Orlando, in partnership with GOAA and our industry, we've seen great success. In part, because the teams work together to identify service needs, provide information and sell the destination to airlines globally.”

Initial service is scheduled for two-days-a-week, Thursday and Saturday, with a seat capacity of 291 passengers. Besides non-stop service to Norway, the new route will also afford passengers direct connections to destinations in Europe, Russia and Thailand. To help launch the service, Norwegian is offering an introductory fare of $236 each way, including taxes and fees.

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For more information please contact Carolyn Fennell or Rod Johnson in the Office of Public Affairs at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055.

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