Published on : Friday, July 21, 2017
Norwegian Air will begin flying to Paris next year, after a decades-long quest to convince an airline to commit to the route. The airline will fly to Charles de Gaulle Airport in the French capital twice a week starting April 9, 2018. Norwegian Air offered round-trip fares on the route starting at $474 in April 2018 and reaching $906 in July.
The new flight will generate 350 jobs, $12 million in new wages and $40 million in additional economic activity. About 70 percent of the economic impact will come from increased tourism to the state.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said that the new flight “further elevates Denver’s position as a global city.” As per airport officials, nearly 200 people travel between Denver and Paris daily, ranking the French city as Denver’s second-largest market in Europe after London. The demand for travel between Denver and Paris has grown by more than 20 percent over the past year. The new service will operate twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays. The flight is scheduled to arrive in Denver at 6:15 p.m. and depart at 8:15 p.m.
Norwegian Air will be using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to operate the route. The state-of-the-art airplanes have 344 seats.
In April, Norwegian Air announced that it would begin low-cost flights to London’s Gatwick Airport. With the addition of the Paris flight, there are now 25 international destinations in 11 countries served by DIA.
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