DATE: March 15, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Greg Meyer, Public Information Officer
Broward County Aviation Department
MEDIA CONTACT: Jessica Savage, Media Relations Director
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
A combined effort by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) and the Broward County Aviation Department has resulted in four weekly flights by Norwegian Air Shuttle from Copenhagen and Stockholm to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport ( FLL). The first flight from Copenhagen to FLL is scheduled for November 29, 2013. The first flight from Stockholm is scheduled for December 1, 2013.
“We are very excited about Norwegian’s decision to begin service to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport from Stockholm and Copenhagen,” said Kent G. George, director of Aviation. “Norwegian is one of the premier low-cost carriers in the world, and FLL is proud to be part of their expansion plans. Our airport and Convention & Visitors Bureau teams have worked hard for several years to bring this project to fruition. Norwegian’s announcement is an excellent example of the kind of success the partnership produces.”
“We currently welcome almost 250,000 Scandinavian visitors each year to our sunny shores, and the new direct air service on Norwegian will help us become the top Florida beach destination for Nordic travelers,” said Nicki E. Grossman, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Copenhagen - Fort Lauderdale
Norwegian will fly twice a week between Copenhagen (CPH) and FLL, on Mondays and Fridays. Departure from Copenhagen is at 2:45 p.m. arriving in FLL at 7:30 p.m. local time. Departure from FLL is at 9:30 p.m. arriving CPH at 12:45 p.m. the next day.
Stockholm - Fort Lauderdale
Norwegian will fly twice a week between Stockholm (ARN) and FLL, on Thursdays and Sundays. Departure from ARN is at 2:45 p.m., arriving FLL at 7:30 p.m. local time. Departure from FLL is at 9:30 p.m., arriving ARN at 1 p.m. the next day.
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded “Norwegian,” is a public low-cost airline. The company is the second largest airline in Scandinavia. It has routes that stretch across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East. In May 2013, it will begin flights from Scandinavia to the United States and Asia. With 17.7 million passengers in 2012, Norwegian is the third largest low-cost airline in Europe. Norwegian currently operates 73 aircraft on 330 routes to 120 destinations and employs approximately 3,000 people. Norwegian's fleet has an average age of 4.6 years and the company currently has 280 aircraft on order.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. For updates on airport programs and services, follow us on Twitter.com/FLLFlyer, or visit fll.net .