Norwegian launched a three times weekly service between Madrid and Boston on 2 May, with the Spanish capital airport baking this airline-themed cake to toast the new service. Flights will go head-to-head with Iberia.
- Norwegian launched flights between Madrid (MAD) and Boston (BOS) on 2 May. The LCC will serve the 5,847-kilometre route three times weekly using its 787-9s. Competition on the airport pair comes from Iberia, with it serving the city pair daily using its A330-300s. When referencing statistics from Aena, some 123,570 passengers travelled non-stop between Madrid and Boston in 2018. A further analysis using OAG Traffic Analyser data shows that the top connecting markets for Boston-originating passengers using Iberia’s service via Madrid in 2018 included Barcelona (estimated 3.6% of total traffic on route in 2018), Casablanca (2.8%), Athens (2.0%), Malaga (1.7%) and Porto (1.6%).