Los Angeles will soon have nonstop service to three new Scandinavian destinations.
Norwegian, a discount European Airline, announced Tuesday it will offer flights in 2014 between LAX and Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo using a Boeing 787. LAX currently has no nonstop flights to the three cities, so this is progress for the nation’s third largest airport. Fares start at $236 each way — a relative steal.
But Norwegian is a niche carrier, certainly not for everyone. For starters, there will be limited flights. The Stockholm service, which begins on March 2, will run only twice weekly. Copenhagen starts March 1 and will also run twice a week. The Oslo flight starts June 1 and will run only once a week.
Norwegian also charges extra for just about everything. Loyal L.A. Airspace reader @chasethesun says the airline charges a $7 fee for using a credit card and $4.50 for each soft drink.
Also on Tuesday, Norwegian announced new service to San Francisco, New York and Orlando.