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Norwegian Air celebrates its first flight from Los Angeles

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Today, Oslo based Norwegian Air Shuttle inaugurated its first flight from California to Scandinavia.

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Passengers in LAX flying onboard Norwegians new Dreamliner were met by a ribbon cutting ceremony that took place at the gate. The fuel-efficient Dreamliner has low operating costs and is considered best-suited for long-haul flights, which translate to lower airfares for customers.

Norwegians first flight takes off from Los Angeles International to Stockholm-Arlanda tonight at 6:30pm. Flights between Los Angeles and Stockholm-Arlanda will be twice a week, and flights to Copenhagen will be twice a week with the first flight to Copenhagen departing March 2nd.

“We are honored Norwegian Air Shuttle chose Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) as its west coast debut and using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner that will greatly enhance the passenger experience,” said Gina Marie Lindsey, Los Angeles World Airports executive director. “The route between Los Angeles and Scandinavia will strengthen business, tourism, and cultural ties with one of the most desirable regions in Europe, while providing connecting service to additional destinations."

The Oslo based low cost carrier now operates 20 weekly flights between the U.S. (Los Angeles, New York and Fort Lauderdale) and Scandinavia. Later this year, the airline will commence flights from Los Angeles to Oslo and London (LGW); from San Francisco (OAK) to Oslo and Stockholm; from Orlando (MCO) to Oslo and from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to London (LGW).

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