Norwegian Rome Fiumicino to Oakland
Federico Scriboni, Head of Airline Traffic Development and Marco Gobbi, Route Manager ‒ Long Haul & Cargo at AdR were on hand to check the quality of the route launch cake for Norwegian’s new service to Oakland. On 10 April, non-stop service to Paris begins, marking Norwegian’s seventh European route at Oakland.
There were also celebrations at the Oakland end, with special plane-shaped biscuits baked for the occasion and iced with an Italian livery. Flights on the10,034-kilometre airport pair operate twice-weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays with 787-8s and face no direct competition.
- Norwegian started its sixth non-stop route into Oakland (OAK), beginning a twice-weekly operation (Tuesdays and Fridays) from Rome Fiumicino (FCO) on 6 February. The 10,034-kilometre sector joins the LCC’s existing European flights to the Bay Area airport ‒ Barcelona, Copenhagen, London Gatwick, Oslo Gardermoen and Stockholm Arlanda. Operated by Norwegian’s 787-8s, the route becomes the first non-stop Bay Area service to Rome since 2001. “We offer more European routes out of the Bay Area than any other airline and we are excited to be the only airline with non-stop service to Rome, one of the world’s greatest tourist destinations,” said Thomas Ramdahl, Norwegian’s CCO. “We’re especially delighted to welcome this non-stop flight connecting Rome to Oakland and the rest of the beautiful San Francisco Bay region,” said Bryant L. Francis, Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland. There are no other carriers operating this airport pair.