Norwegian Air announced brand new routes today from Canada to Europe and the French Caribbean islands.
Introductory fares from Montreal to Guadeloupe and Martinique will start from $219 CAD one way and $478 CAD roundtrip.
This route starts up October 29, 2018, and will operate 3 times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays, seasonal flights only. The Boeing 737-800s will be used on their Caribbean flights.
Introductory fares from Hamilton to Dublin start from $279 CAD one way and $568 CAD roundtrip.
This route starts up March 31st, 2019 and will operate daily and year round. The Boeing 737-Maxs will be used for their Dublin flights. Norwegian Airlines is a low-cost carrier which means they charge for a checked bag and seat selection. Their fares only include 1 carry-on bag is included (max weight is 10kg or 22 lbs – dimensions 55 x 40 x 23 cm). Free Wi-Fi is also included. The cost of a checked bag is $50 CAD each way.
Our two cents
With more competition, expect lower prices to Europe and to the French Caribbean Islands. However, these introductory fares are pretty disappointing and a lot higher than we expected. Just yesterday, we just posted a deal from Toronto to Dublin for $374 CAD roundtrip with Aer Lingus. In the future, we expect them to drop their pricing to at least $99 CAD one-way just like they’ve done in the past from the U.S to Europe and Caribbean.