A Cheap Way to Get from Worcester to Europe? Here’s How it Could Happen

A Cheap Way to Get from Worcester to Europe? Here’s How it Could Happen

WORCESTER – Have you ever dreamed of touching down on the tarmac of Worcester Regional Airport after an exciting European getaway?

Well, you’re in luck. That dream may be coming a reality as early as next summer.

On Thursday, Oct. 17., JetBlue and Norwegian Airlines announced a partnership agreement to offer affordable travel from JetBlue’s hub in New York City to several locations across the Atlantic.

According to Norwegian Airlines, their partnership with JetBlue will allow customers the possibility to book connecting flights on both airlines’ websites. The partnership is planned to launch in early Summer 2020 and bookable in early 2020.

 

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Norwegian Airlines/hartlandmartin on Visual hunt / CC BY-NC-SA

 

“We are very excited to partner with JetBlue as this will make international travel even smoother and more available for our customers. JetBlue is the largest airline at several of our key gateways in the United States, specifically New York JFK, Boston and Fort Lauderdale, and this partnership will create a plethora of new route connections for customers on both sides of the Atlantic. The partnership will provide travelers throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America with more affordable fares to Europe and vice versa. And not least it will offer seamless connections with two of the most awarded low-cost airlines in the world,” said Norwegian’s Acting CEO and Chief Financial Officer, Geir Karlse

“This new agreement with Norwegian seamlessly connects JetBlue’s robust network throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America with the exciting European destinations on our new partner’s route map,” said Robin Hayes, Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue. “Norwegian shares our belief that customers benefit when we can bring competition and low fares to the transatlantic market currently dominated by joint ventures, legacy alliances and sky-high ticket prices.”

The partnership will connect more than 60 U.S. and nearly 40 Caribbean and Latin American cities to Norwegian’s network via New York-JFK, Boston and Fort Lauderdale airports. Norwegian currently offers more than 20 nonstop routes to Europe from these three airports. Customers will also be able to check in their luggage to their final destination.

Flights will be bookable during the first half of 2020 through both airlines’ websites and travel agents.

As ThisWeekinWorcester.com reported late last month, domestic flights through June 10, 2020 can be booked from Worcester with JetBlue. 

 

Lead photo credit: hartlandmartin on Visual hunt / CC BY-NC-SA


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    Patrick Sargent is the founder and lead reporter for ThisWeekinWorcester.com. He was born and raised on Grafton Hill and is a graduate of Holy Name high school and Worcester State University. Over the past two years, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Previous to that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He is the owner of Sargent Media, LLC and can be contacted at [email protected] or 774-232-1223.