Norwegian Air Shuttle Confirms 2013 Will Be Its Year for Cheap 787 Flights
We’re only weeks away from 2012, but we’re already looking forward to some exciting stuff scheduled to land further in the future. The new year definitely has cool plans in store for commercial flights, but 2013 is when Norwegian Air Shuttle plans to link the United States with Scandinavia—on the cheap.
There was some news kicking around about the airline’s plans for low-cost, long-haul routes, and it sounds like things are still moving full speed ahead. Best of all it sounds as though NAS will utilize Boeing 787s on the new routes, so this might be one of the cheapest ways to experience the Dreamliner in all its glory. Even if Norwegian Air Shuttle goes no-frills, some of the 787's standard features should still shine through. Just so you know, right now they’ve got like six of the brand new birds on order.
The airline’s CEO has already been speaking out about the new routes and the airline’s plans to move forward, so that’s a good sign—although much can go wrong in a year. Right now the very first routes are scheduled to fly to New York—awesome—along with Bangkok. Things are scheduled to start-up early in 2013, so start saving your pennies now or at least beginning your 2012 Christmas list.
[Photo of the 787's little brother: Wikimedia]