Itching to take a trip overseas and looking for an alternative airport? Norwegian Air International is coming to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks this summer.
Starting June 17, the airline will offer nonstop service from Bradley to Edinburgh, Scotland, at its trademark low-cost fares, with flights starting at $65 one way.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, officials from the Connecticut Airport Authority, and representatives from Norwegian Air made the announcement Thursday.
“With the addition of these flights, travelers flying internationally for business or pleasure have even more convenient travel options in the Greater Hartford region,” Malloy said. “Bradley International Airport is recognized by many as being faster and less stressful than other nearby airports – and with the addition of new flights to Europe, as well as new destinations around the country, that reputation only improves.”
Norwegian Air International, a low-cost carrier, is Norwegian Air’s Irish subsidiary. The service will use a Boeing 737-MAX aircraft with a 189-seat configuration. It will operate year-round, three times a week during the summer, with a twice-weekly schedule during the winter season beginning Oct. 29.
Tickets are on sale now at Norwegian.com/us , with fares beginning at $65, including taxes.
Bradley recently added nonstop service on Spirit Airlines to Myrtle Beach, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale; Aer Lingus service to Dublin, Ireland; American Airlines service to Los Angeles; United Airlines service to Denver; and OneJet service to Pittsburgh.
Over the past year, Bradley has also opened an Escape Lounge (a common-use airport lounge), Phillips Seafood restaurant, duty-free shop, Customs and Border Protection Global Entry enrollment center and a mother’s nursing room. A Two Roads Brewery Tap Room is also scheduled to open in the coming months.