Austin airport loses 2 nonstop flights to well known European cities

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Norwegian Air is abandoning all of its extended-haul flights, that means Austin has misplaced its only nonstop route to Paris — which never ever in fact took off — and a nonstop route to London.

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“Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the aviation sector, including ongoing vacation restrictions and modifying govt assistance, Norwegian has built the tricky choice to discontinue the procedure of its extensive-haul flights,” Norwegian says in a January 14 e mail to consumers.

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In a information launch, the financially troubled airline suggests operating a lengthy-haul community is no longer a feasible selection. Norwegian will now aim on shorter-haul flights in Europe.

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The minimal-price tag airline suggests it is issuing refunds to vacationers with tickets influenced by the January 14 announcement.

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With significantly fanfare, Norwegian introduced in Oct 2019 that it would start nonstop flights between Austin-Bergstrom Global Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. The three-working day-a-7 days flights were meant to start out in May 2020. On the other hand, the pandemic prevented Norwegian from at any time getting all those flights off the ground.

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Norwegian would have been the only airline delivering nonstop service between Austin and Paris.

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In March 2018, Norwegian started nonstop support amongst Austin and London’s Gatwick Airport. People flights were being halted following the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a pandemic last March. British Airways now is the only airline delivering nonstop flights involving Austin and London, even though the airline’s services to Heathrow Airport has been temporarily suspended.

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“We are saddened by this news,” the Austin airport claims in a assertion, “and want them achievements in the long run.”