Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock (second right) and Denver Airport CEO Kim Day (second left) certainly look like they have got the cream, following the inaugural flight of Norwegian’s new service from Paris CDG to the US city. Prior to the first flight on 9 April, Paris was Denver’s largest unserved market in the world, and the US city ranked as the largest market in North America without non-stop service to Paris.
- Norwegian, on 9 April, linked Paris CDG (CDG) and Denver (DEN). The LCC’s new service will operate twice-weekly, (Mondays and Fridays) using its 344-seat 787-9 fleet. “The inauguration of non-stop service between Denver and Paris is a tremendous milestone for our airport as Paris is currently the most visited of our unserved international destinations,” said Denver Airport CEO Kim Day. “We couldn’t be happier that Norwegian has chosen to invest in this route, and look forward to working with partners in Denver and Paris to support, promote and grow this new flight.” In 2017, nearly 90,000 people traveled between Denver and Paris, equating to nearly 250 people each day. The demand for travel between Denver and Paris has grown by nearly 75% over the past year, even without non-stop service, and this figure is expected to grow due to Norwegian’s non-stop flight. “Since launching service from Denver to London last September, we’ve seen demand remain strong, so adding more routes from this city was a natural next step,” said Thomas Ramdahl, Norwegian’s CCO. “Not only are we happy to see our relationship with Denver continue with the addition of our Paris service, but we are also pleased to further our mission to make affordable travel a reality for so many.” There is no competition on the 7,829-kilometre city pair. See how this route launch’s FTWA performed against other airports from around the world.