Norwegian will in the beginning of December begin flights from Guadeloupe and Martinique to Washington DC, New York and Boston, The US.
On the two Caribbean islands Norwegian has decided to open temporary base four month in the winter. and to this Norwegian needs 38 pilots and Cabin crew, which is equal to 6 Crew teams. The Caribbean lures Norwegian employee with more than 500 applies.
”And it hasn’t been a problem for Norwegian to get crew to the two bases in the Caribbean. More than 500 of Norwegian pilot’s and Cabin crew from Scandinavia, The UK and Spain has applied for the positions. We are really happy about so many of our Pilots and Cabin Crew has applied for the this exciting opportunity. That many get an experience like this is just really positive for Norwegian’s international growth.” says Norwegians danish Information-manager Daniel Kirchhoff to Check-in.dk
A sample project for Norwegian.
Traditionaly Norwegian park’s a part of it’s planes in the winter or sells the capacity on the Chartermarket. The new routes in the Caribbean is a sample project to try to keep up a higher production on it’s own route’s in the winter.
Norwegian will fly three times weekly between the two Caribbean islands and New York-JFK, meanwhile there will be two weekly frequencies from Guadeloupe Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport and Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport to Boston and Washington D.C.
Martinique and Guadeloupe is a part of the french part of Caribbean and both island are french territories and therefor a part of the European Union (EU). The language on the islands is French and the currency is Euro.
It’s not only on the two Caribbean islands Norwegian will show the Norwegian flag. The airline also announced long distance routes to St. Croix and San Juan. From Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo and London there will be flights to San Juan in Puerto Rico, and on the Friday departure from Copenhagen there will be flights further to St. Croix.