Seasonal service from New York, Boston, and Baltimore/Washington, DC begins December 3, 2015.
NEW YORK, NY – Martinique’s tourism development strategy took a major step forward with the announcement of the launch of new nonstop flights from three major gateways in the Northeastern United States – New York (JFK), Boston (BOS), and Baltimore / Washington, D.C. (BWI) – aboard Norwegian Air Shuttle. The new service, which begins December 3, 2015, represents the first time that Martinique has been directly accessible from the Northeast in more than 20 years.
Muriel Wiltord, Director Americas of the Martinique Promotion Bureau, commented on the new flights, saying: “The critical importance of the Northeastern U.S. market to tourism development in the Caribbean is well-known in our industry. In recent years, we’ve invested steadily in the market, progressively expanding demand for leisure travel to the French West Indies, while also leveraging key aviation industry events like Routes Americas to attract the interest of airline partners. These new flights from Norwegian represent a significant step forward in our overall U.S. development strategy, building upon our success in re-establishing nonstop flights from the U.S. via Miami in 2013 and the tremendous growth we’ve seen in the cruise sector since 2010.”
New nonstop flights from the Northeastern U.S. to Martinique via Norwegian will operate as follows:
- New York (JFK) – 3x’s weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
- Baltimore/Washington, D.C. (BWI) 2x’s weekly on Mondays and Fridays
- Boston (BOS) – 2x’s weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Recognized by SkyTrax as the world’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline and Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline for each of the past three years, Norwegian operates one of the world’s most modern and eco-friendly fleets. On its flights between the U.S. and Fort-de-France, the company will deploy Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 186 comfortable leather seats and the added convenience of free in-flight Wi-Fi service, a first among air carriers serving the Caribbean.
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